Want to Lower Property Taxes…?

Then get out and vote! Yes, while the tax lightning situation may take years to figure out, the fact is that there is an easy way for Albuquerque area taxpayers to cut their tax property tax bills almost immediately.

The Albuquerque Public Schools are asking for a $616 million in additional property taxes. The official election date is Feb. 2, 2010, but early voting for the election began at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 and continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, Jan. 29, at the following locations:

* Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Annex, 620 Lomas NW

* APS Building, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE

* Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales Road SW

* Don Newton Multi-Generational Center (Taylor Ranch Community Center), 4900 Kachina St. NW.

The ballot language will mislead voters by claiming that passage will “keep property taxes at current levels to fund school construction and renovation,” but the language of course omits the fact that Albuquerque homeowners pay by far the highest property tax rates in New Mexico and those rates have increased dramatically…and what results does APS have to show for it?