Monday, April 12, 2010

South Portland City Council school budget meeting WEDNESDAY April 14th

The South Portland City Council will hold another public meeting on the school budget at 6:30 pm, Wednesday April 14th in city council chambers.

What the council is voting on is a 1.5% tax increase for the schools. For a South Portland resident who owns a home with an assessed value of $200,000, the increase would add $26 to the school portion of the annual property tax bill. 

If you can come to the meeting, there will be 2 minutes to speak. The key points that need to be made are as follows:

  • I support a 1.5% tax increase in the property tax rate; and
  • I support building and renovating the South Portland High School
If you cannot make this meeting, please send an email to one or more of the city council members listed below and cover the above points.
Again, City Council is NOT hearing from a large enough number of residents who support schools.

Your voice is so important to this process!

The city council will vote on the school budget April 26. Residents will vote May 6 whether to validate it.

City Council Members:

Tom Coward - Tcoward@southportland.org

Patti Smith - Psmith@southportland.org 

Rosemarie De Angelis - 
rdeangelis@southportland.org
Maxine R. Beecher - MBeecher@maine.rr.com
James Hughes - JHughes@hbisoftware.com
Linda R. Boudreau - lrb@maine.rr.com
Tom Blake - TEblake@aol.com

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