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#1 2005-10-31 11:02:25

Anne
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A teensy bit of government truth-telling

This notice is on the city of Houston's website:

Tax Rate Notification

The City of Houston adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $5.77.

Mayor White wants Houstonians to know that the preceding announcement should really say "Harris County Appraisal District," instead of "City of Houston."





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#2 2005-10-31 12:32:27

Writeacher
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Re: A teensy bit of government truth-telling

So ... is that money raised throughout Harris County to be spent on the City of Houston? I certainly hope not. That's not usually how these things are done, but then ... who can tell with the funky stuff they write into legislation these days.

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#3 2005-10-31 12:52:39

Anne
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Re: A teensy bit of government truth-telling

Oh heavens no!

That's the city of Houston's tax rate only.  smile  Harris County has its own tax rate which it has declined to lower.
My comment was in response to Mayor White's assertion that the city has nothing to do with homeowners having to pay higher tax bills -- he says it's all the fault of the appraisal district.

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