Silicon Valley open space tax heading toward November ballot - San Jose Mercury News - July 19, 2014 by Paul Rogers.

SVTA President Mark Hinkle is quoted "

"Taxation is coercive in nature. We believe in the private ownership of land," said Mark Hinkle, president of the Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association.

"If people want hiking trails or equestrian trails or ponds, let them reach into their own wallet and pay for it," he said. "Let's not force everybody to pay for a benefit that very few people enjoy."

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