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Palesky Tax Cap Task Force

Click here to view report, "What is Question #1, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, (TABOR) and how will it affect Cape Elizabeth?"  (pdf format. Adobe's Acrobat Reader is required )

(updated 10/25/06)

The Town of Cape Elizabeth's TABOR Task Force has created this special section for information on the task force's work to educate citizens, and to plan for possible passage, of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights citizen intitiative scheduled for vote on Nov. 7, 2006.

A video-recording of an Oct. 22 panel discussion, featuring opponents and proponents of TABOR, and sponsored by this Task Force and the Thomas Memorial Library, will be broadcast on CETV cable Channel 3:

  • 5 p.m. Oct. 25-26;

  • 8 p.m. Oct. 27-28;

  • 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 29-31;

  • 2 p.m. Nov. 1-3; and,

  • 8 p.m. Nov. 4-6.

A report of the Task Force, "What is Question #1, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, (TABOR) and how will it affect Cape Elizabeth?"  has been published and may be downloaded by clicking the link. The report will also be mailed to Cape residents in the Oct. 21 Cape Courier.

The information on the Tax Payer Bill of Rights contained below is not meant to advocate a position for or against TABOR. This information was provided to the Task Force by Bill Becker of the Maine Heritage Policy Center and Larry Benoit of Citizens United to Protect our Public Safety, Schools, and Communities.

Data Files (pdf format. Adobe's Acrobat Reader is required )

TABOR Task Force Meetings

All Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall, except where noted.

  • August 9, 2006
  • August 23, 2006
  • September 6, 2006
  • September 20, 2006
  • October 4, 2006
  • October 18, 2006 (Town Center Fire Station, 2 Jordan Way)
  • November 1, 2006

Meeting Minutes (pdf format. Adobe's Acrobat Reader is required )

Task Force Members (as of 10/16/06)
  • David Backer, Lynda Brearey, Beth Currier - Co-Chair, William DeSena, Cynthia Dill, Jennifer Duddy, Mike Duddy, Carol Fritz, Robert Goettel, William Gross, James Hansen, Mary Ann Lynch, Janet McLaughlin - Co-Chair, Michael McGovern, Paul McKenney, Rebecca Millett, Kyle Parrish, Kristie Rabasca, Katie Rabasca, Katharine Ray, Mary Kay Sells, Jan Martens Staples, Kevin Stilphen, Kevin Sweeney, Anne Swift-Kayatta, Rodney Voisine, Chuck Wilson, Tim Thompson, David Barber, David Griffin
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