The city of El Paso charged us $273,328,226 in property taxes last year.
They also charge franchise taxes to various utilities. Last year those came to $63,334,112.
The citizens of El Paso pay for franchise taxes through increased bills from the companies. The companies just add the tax to your bill.
The $63 million is actually an addition of 23% to what we pay for city operations.
They even charge franchise taxes to the city owned water utility and the city owned garbage collection department.
We deserve better