One has to certainly empathize with the indignation Roswell resident Delma Davis as she urges homeowners to get out and vote against bond issue which would help pay for operational expenses, laboratory equipment, college programs, etc at ENMU-R.
Delma’s very persuasive letter to editor states that students at ENMU are being urged to vote in favor of bond even though many are not residents or the progeny of homeowners who pay property tax. Property tax will certainly increase if bond passes which means homeowners are effectively helping pay for the improved educational experience of nonresidents who SHOULD NOT be allowed to vote in favor of bond issuance that will elevate tax paid by residents of Chaves County in New Mexico! President John Madden who is probably encouraging all students to vote in favor, should certainly recognize the inequity pointed out by Miss Davis.
Moreover, Chaves County Tax Assessor will increase tax percentage applied to any appreciation in the value of your home or business property. BTW, many other homeowners in the Encanto Drive region of the Alien City vehemently oppose property tax increases that benefit transient students. Thank You for speaking up Delma! I am sure you would appreciate the help of Cartoonist Keith Bell who opined against another Bond proposal a while back.