This paper published statistics about how Hermiston’s real property taxes rate among Oregon cities because school bonds are paid through property taxes. As part of this evaluation, let’s not forget that Hermiston has the fifth lowest utility rates in the state. Hermiston has its priorities straight: we pay property taxes to improve our kids and community, and we pay a bargain for our utilities. Well done, Hermiston. Let’s keep it up by voting “yes” for the school bond.