As a former resident but still a property owner, I dislike the fact that the city leaders want to raise our property taxes, 1 or 2 cents, just to pay for another law enforcement person. Why not cut the budget somewhere else or assign one of the current law enforcement people to the dog catchers job?
The people who run Burke County where I live raised our property taxes 16 percent because they did not want to cut government. The reason they raised it that much was the property values went down over 5 percent.
I ask the people who run Havelock like the people that run Burke: When are you going to cut government and reduce government spending?
Richard C. Evey
Havelock and Burke County