The two things that always seem to be certain in our lives are death and taxes.

Many residents are reeling from sticker shock as they open their current property tax bills.

Gallatin Valley residents are looking at a hefty increase in local property taxes.

Reappraisal amounts could be as high as 23.25 percent on residential and 19.75 percent on commercial property.

One of our 61-year-old listeners texted us that he will not be able to retire in the valley that has been his home his entire life.

Other callers expressed concern that they would not be able to hold on to their property as the cost of living on those home continues to escalate.

Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss outlines his view on this situation in our interview below.