After standing in line over 45 minutes to pay property taxes because the box to deposit checks is full, I mentioned they could empty the box. Well, the implied reason for the wait and inconvenience is that it is faster and more convenient to pay online. To use a debit or credit card will cost you a 2 percent fee. Quite a money making proposition for who? Charge me to pay my taxes?

Diane Williamson, Bakersfield