Could it be true that our current mayor is so profoundly ignorant of the situation that he actually thinks the city gives the county part of our sales tax revenue?
According to recent news reports the city is saying that the “gifts” amount to an average of about $43 million per year.
For the moment let’s assume that it is okay for the mayor not to know about the Texas laws concerning this.
As the leader of our city wouldn’t you think that he would be familiar with the city budget? If the city actually gives the county the money we would see the expenditure in the city budget. No such entry exists.
The city doesn’t give the county any sales tax money.
The money is collected by the state and a portion of it is returned to the eligible local governments. Texas believes that the city is entitled to get 1%, the city bus system 1/2%, and the county 1/2%.
I would be embarrassed.
We deserve better