As suburbs shift, funding fights loom
Going Gray: How Aging Boomers Will Challenge Suburbia
By Jenni Burgle
Rudy Magnan was shocked when he learned, a few years ago, that he’d have to pay $2,000 more in property taxes for his two-bedroom condo in an adults-only community in Newtown, Connecticut.
So Magnan and other retirees got together to protest the tax hike — and what they argued was too much spending on schools and not enough for senior services.
“It was a senior revolt. People were really pissed,” said Magnan, the 74-year-old co-founder of the Newtown League of Senior Voters. “Ten years ago, we had over 5,000 students. Now we have 4,000-something and the school budget has gone up by $10 million. When it comes to supporting seniors, we get nothing. Our senior center is a dump.” [Read more…] about Suburbs Go Gray: Part Two