We want your opinions

October 11, 2006

THE ISSUE:

The Howard County Council is scheduled to vote Oct. 30 on a bill to reduce property taxes by 25 percent for homeowners age 70 and older. If approved, the tax break would take effect July 1. But members of the county's Commission on Aging, while favoring the concept, urge a delay. They want more research on the need for such a break, on why older homeowners sell their homes and move, and on how much the program would cost the county. What do you think of such a tax break? Should the council vote on the proposal this month or after the November election?

YOUR VIEW:

Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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