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Port Orchard itching to vote against library levy

I completely agree with your Aug. 20 editorial (“Port Orchard wants a say in library matters”), which suggests that city residents voted overwhelmingly to join the Kitsap Regional Library system in order to make a definite point.

And I have no problem speculating about just what that point might be.

In short, there’s no quesion in my mind this city is tired of getting the scraps from KRL’s table and is chomping at the bit to vote against the library district’s latest attempt to raise our property taxes to pay for someone else’s library.

Given the state of the local economy, it takes a certain amount of gall for the library directors to ask for a tax hike now in the first place. But to put forth a plan that so obviously snubs its newest member just compunds the insult.

Fortunately, now we can send that message loud and clear.

J.M. Mezzanotte is a Port Orchard resident.

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