Further to elrichboy’s post on elchuqueno.com which points out that the city lowered their income projections this year and thus tried to justify a property tax increase, the data from the Texas comptroller of public accounts confirms elrichboy’s suspicions.
The city projected sales tax revenue to fall.
If you look at the numbers from the state sales tax revenues from the third and fourth calendar quarters of 2016 as well as the first calendar quarter of 2017 compared to one year before, our sales tax numbers are up.
If city management really expected sales tax revenue to decrease wouldn’t a reasonable person expect the city to cut back on their drunken spending?
Elrichboy’s post also shows the city forecasting a decrease in “Charges for services”. Do they expect less demand from the citizens? Are they planning to do a worse job collecting what is owed? The other option would be that they expect to lower their fees. Fat chance!
We deserve better
the city is also going to continue to give tax rebates to a call center that has been here for years. new giveaways are not even tied to new jobs or good wage rates. makes no sense whatsoever. more corporate welfare. the company also claims that it never threatened to leave.
So the choice is people with paying jobs or not?