Property Taxes & Cost Effective Government
The No. 1 issue on the mind of Voters TODAY is Taxes:
1. Whether you live inside or outside the Loop, you care about taxes.
2. Whether you own or rent your home, you care about taxes.
3. Whether you make $20,000 or $200,000 a year, you care about taxes.
After listening to Voters, the consensus is that Mayor Ivy Taylor does not care about taxes.
Ivy voted to increase your tax bill by not lowering this year’s property tax rate.
It will be my standing rule that if your property appraisal goes up, your property tax rate will go down!
Ivy has shown no interest in appraisal district accountability.
It will be my priority to work with Republican and Democrats in Austin to reign in property appraisal fiefdoms, like the Bexar County Appraisal District.
Ivy says “NO” to Limiting the Growth of Local Government.
I support Texas Senate Bill 2 (SB2) to cap the Roll-Back Tax Rate, from the current 8% to the proposed 4%. This will lead to cost-effective government and require elected officials to seek voter approval for additional tax revenue.
Ivy is ready to max out our City’s credit card.
Previous bonds have been $450 million and $550 million; now, they want $850 million.
Why the big jump? The answer: It’s the max we can borrow without increasing taxes. It’s like you getting a $5,000 credit card, and spending it all in one day. We have many needs in our community, but maxing out our City’s credit card is fiscally irresponsible.