Lucy Mason
Independence

To the editor:
I have lived in Independence since 1980. My children have long been raised and the reason I’m totally against this property tax increase is my home value has decreased by at least $40,000. Why has my property tax not decreased?

I believe we are being sold a piece of goods, using fear tactics, and I am so tired of being used financially, and you should be too. Enough is enough, either lower my property tax or make do with the police we already have.