Both the city and county are considering raising your taxes 8% this year.
State law allows the voters to trigger a tax rollback election if they go over 8%.
The rollback process requires that 7% of the registered voters sign a properly formatted petition asking for the rollback election. The signatures cannot be older than 120 days.
Getting to the 7% number would be difficult.
Even with the difficulty, the cowards that are our local elected officials are afraid to go over the 8% and thus give us a chance. Their fear confirms the belief that they know the voters are unhappy and might rise up and strike them down.
Our state legislature is currently changing the law. Some think that they may go as low as 4%.
Word on the street is that city council and commissioner’s court want to get their money while they can–before the 8% threshold is lowered.
We deserve better