The word on the street is that University Medical Center will open a new hospital on the east side.
The rumor is that UMC will sell $300 million in bonds to pay for it.
The necessary conclusion is that El Paso taxpayers will foot the bill in yet another in a long string of financial indignities foisted by unfettered taxing entities on the local property owners.
I don’t know. Maybe we really need another public hospital. Maybe it should be on the east side. Maybe the feds will pay for it, with some of that COVID relief money.
But I’m thinking that in the end that new project will show up on our annual property tax bill.
Jeez Louise, all of our public servants have their hands out. Water rates are going up. Electric rates are going up. Our property tax rates are going up.
And up, and up, and up.
All of our so called public servants are getting fat while we’re cutting back.
There are two paths to financial independence in El Paso. Get a job in a non-profit, or fleece the taxpayer.
Can’t any of those bureaucrats find honest work?