From an El Paso Inc. interview:
Q: People say El Paso’s taxes are among the highest in the nation, though that’s probably the combined property taxes of the city, county, school district, community college and the hospital district. Budget season’s coming. What do you want to do about taxes?
Well, I don’t want ’em to go up; that’s the bottom line. Given the revenue estimates, we’ll have to budget accordingly.
No, I’m not in favor of increased taxes. Everything you’re saying is correct, and we’re going to be heading into two different utilities wanting rate increases. We’re going to have to get into that and determine how it’s going to be handled.
That was mayoral candidate Dee Margo.
Oh, wait. Never mind.