Sleight of hand

City council voted to set the preliminary tax rate increase at 4.6 cents per hundred dollars of valuation on Monday, July 29, 2019.  That would raise the rate to 88 cents per hundred dollars.

Monday?  Aren’t city council meetings normally held on Tuesdays?

Could it be that council move the tax increase issue to a special meeting so that the public would have a harder time attending?

Or were they just trying to be nice and not bother us with trivial issues like how much tax we pay?

You should decide for yourself.

The next day the city published a tax increase notice in the Times informing us that they instead plan to raise the rate to 90.73 cents per hundred, the maximum allowed without triggering an opportunity for us to call a rollback election.

Why?

Evidently just in case they feel they actually decide to go for more.

We deserve better

Brutus

One Response to Sleight of hand

  1. Judy Maddox says:

    And El Paso will go blindly to the polls and return them all to office. Vote for Margo Veronica Moody and every dim judge

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