|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.
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.
[ July 15, 2010; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] at the Carver Library, 1161 Angelina. We will do the first 40 minutes on a property tax protest Q&A with appraisal attorney Lorri Michel, then have a discussion about the cost of growth with Brian Rodgers and strategize on activities with you to — we hope — volunteer some time. Y’all come! Call Linda at 535-0989 or email her at Contact@ChangeAustin.org for more info or just show up.