The Pueblo City Schools (D60) board has given short notice if the public wants to comment on a tentative proposal to put a property tax increase on the Nov. 6 ballot. Late last week, the district said it expects to accept public comment on the tax proposal during a special board meeting this Thursday. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the D60 administration building, but it's not known when the public actually will be allowed to speak.

If you voted in favor of the city establishing a street repair fund last fall, take a drive along the northern part of Santa Fe Avenue. Not too far south, mind you, or you'll be bouncing along a teeth-rattling stretch of washboard surfacing. But go ahead and savor the relatively smooth part of Santa Fe between Mineral Palace Park and Fourth Street.