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User Info An Open Letter To The Okaloosa County Commission; entered at 2017-09-12 07:07:27
Goforbroke
Posts: 7038
Registered: 2007-11-30 Drain the Swamp!
Off topic but related ...

http://abc13.com/mayor-proposes-nearly-9....

Quote:
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Mayor Sylvester Turner will ask the Houston city council for a temporary tax hike of nearly 9 percent to help pay for Harvey relief.

The first item in the process to pass the increase will go in front of the city council Wednesday. The increase would be temporary, and would only be permitted to last for 12 months.

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The city's cap on property tax wouldn't apply here because of the emergency declaration, but rates are currently the lowest since 1987, Bernstein said.

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In addition to storm debris removal, the city lost nearly 350 vehicles in the storm and is on the hook for thousands of dollars in police and fire overtime costs.

That's the other trick they use ... emergency declaration which means that they don't have to follow codified rules or procedures.

Just watch "actual" costs to exceed anticipated costs and have this extend from a temporary tax to a permanent one.

Spending other peoples' money with zero accountability.
2017-09-12 07:07:27