To the editor:

The volunteer board of directors of the Community Services Council, after careful consideration, have decided to add our voices to the chorus of alarm over the tax initiatives that will appear on the ballot on election day. The impact on human services would be devastating if the tax initiatives passed.We share the concerns of many about the burden of heavy taxation. As an expression of our faith in the system, we suggest that some reasonable approach to limits can be achieved by elected leaders and representatives without the need for ballot-box legislation.

An in-depth review of the initiatives has revealed serious flaws that take proposed cuts far beyond what proponents originally intended.

Richard K. Winters

Executive Director

Community Services Council