During the recent primaries, the slogan “repeal the stormwater tax” on County Commissioner Charles Allen’s ads was puzzling.
After all, Allen hadn’t raised a peep about it during his first term in office. And as his opponent accurately pointed out, the stormwater utility fee is just that: a fee. Columbia County even has a court ruling affirming it.
Catchy yet meaningless campaign slogans are nothing new. But in this case, Allen’s timing in raising the issue is fortuitous.