Support strong, so far, for proposed school tax increases

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — If voters decided the fate of two proposed school district tax increases today, 65 percent would approve them.Public Opinion Strategies presented its survey results to the Eagle County School Board Wednesday, indicating that — at least for now — a majority of probable voters support property tax increases for both potential ballot questions:• An additional $8 million annually for operating expenses such as salaries.• Up to $140 million for renovating and expanding existing buildings.Approving both measures would cost taxpayers $39.60 per year for every $100,000 of their home’s assessed value.Since last November’s board election, board members have made …

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