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Letter writer David Ligatich of Gresham is voting 'no' on Metro's Measure 26-210.

We are already struggling to cope with the economic crisis. My restaurant — Biscuits Cafe — is empty. My employees are laid off. While we are grateful for the customers who call us, our to-go orders aren't paying our bills.

It will take all of us a long time to recover from the economic crisis we are in.

I couldn't believe it when I heard that Metro has new income tax requests on the May ballot. I was shocked. Adding new tax burdens now on any of us — personally or business — is a punch in the gut.

Metro should have a better pulse on what is going on and not push for two new taxes. Especially not now. A new personal income tax as well as a new business income tax is unacceptable. I'm for sure a "no" vote on the Metro income tax measure 26-210.

David Ligatich


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