I have lived in the Haines Borough for 40 years and worked to buy land and build a home and paid taxes every year on time. One thing to look forward to is to get a break on real taxes when retired. I have watched the borough raise values sky high and keep raising taxes because of all the foolish spending. Some say older people move here to get the senior tax break – how many longtime residents vs. new ones? How about no tax break for a brewery that will promote more drinking downtown and a big tax break for the new hotel that will create new jobs! We certainly need a new Mayor and council with conservative, common senses. What’s next? Take away more and raise taxes?

Janis Merriman