This Monday night – Double Feature! Manchaca Library @ 6:30-8 pm

Brian Rodgers Poses as Magician on Where the Money Went

Bill Oakey:  What Citizens Must Do About the City Budget 

Bill is one of the most effective citizen activists in Texas who got the Texas legislature to enact two bills into law.  One was the over-65 freeze on school property taxes.  The other was a “truth in taxation” law, which reformed the guidelines for public hearing notices on property taxes published by all statewide taxing entities.  Currently, Bill is working on plans to address out-of-control property tax and utility rate increases in the Austin area.

Brian Rodgers: Groundbreaking New Study reveals $100 million/year sprawl subsidy
 

Travis County gets 70% of its money from City of Austin taxpayers.  But where does the money get spent?   Who benefits and where do they live?    Brian will present a sneak peak of the new 27 page tax equity study to be unveiled in two weeks.

THIS Monday, August 15th, 6:30 to 8 pm
Manchaca Library, 5500 Manchaca (@Stassney)
Note:  There will also be an update on the fight for geographic representation.

 

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2 Responses to This Monday night – Double Feature! Manchaca Library @ 6:30-8 pm

  • norma watkins says:

    In connection with meeting regarding increases in utility costs at the Manchaca Library on 8/15, I would like to know more about a report on local news (KXAN) on 8/12 regarding a fee of $1.00 paid by users to help low income residents. The report said a good percentage of this money was not being used for the purpose declared, but set aside for the city. Is there any information available on this issue from ChangeAustin.org? Thank you.

  • Linda Curtis says:

    Hi Norma: I saw that report too. We’ll try to cover this at the meeting. Hope you can make it.

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