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Mayor Turner proposes property tax rate hike to aid Harvey recovery
Lets help flood victims... by taxing flood victims!

Quote:HOUSTON - Mayor Turner will seek city council's approval of an 8.9% hike in the city's property tax rate to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery, according to Alan Bernstein with the mayor's office.

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RE: Mayor Turner proposes property tax rate hike to aid Harvey recovery
How else are you going to pay for all those frivolous law suits?
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I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.
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(09-13-2017 09:49 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.

You think that money is actually going to go to help aid Harvey recovery?


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(09-13-2017 09:54 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:49 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.

You think that money is actually going to go to help aid Harvey recovery?


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I guess not, since he is a democrat... not surprised. 07-coffee3
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RE: Mayor Turner proposes property tax rate hike to aid Harvey recovery
Saw another thread where it was claimed this tax increase would raise triple the amount needed for recovery. Never let a crisis go to waste!

The city has apparently been under a law requiring to gradually reduce its rates so that it isn't constantly generating more revenue from property inflation. He is trying to get some of that back.
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8.9% increase... My goodness
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and I heard on the news that the city is asking volunteers to enter their time on their perspective websites, so they can ask FEMA to reimburse those "volunteer" hours.
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RE: Mayor Turner proposes property tax rate hike to aid Harvey recovery
(09-13-2017 09:56 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:54 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:49 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.

You think that money is actually going to go to help aid Harvey recovery?


That's precious.

I guess not, since he is a democrat... not surprised. 07-coffee3

Right because only democrats can be capable of corruption.
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(09-13-2017 10:32 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  and I heard on the news that the city is asking volunteers to enter their time on their perspective websites, so they can ask FEMA to reimburse those "volunteer" hours.

Apparently there is a huge difference between the expenses that the City of Houston has already incurred and the amount of FEMA reimbursement the City expects to receive. Thus the rate increase.

Another factor to consider the hit to the property tax base as a result of Harvey. I wouldn't be surprised to see valuations to fall 60-75% on some residential property where you have a non-repaired flood damaged home. Improvements basically valued at $0.00 and the land value should take a hit too if its in a area that historically floods.
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(09-13-2017 11:10 AM)WoodlandsOwl Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 10:32 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  and I heard on the news that the city is asking volunteers to enter their time on their perspective websites, so they can ask FEMA to reimburse those "volunteer" hours.

Apparently there is a huge difference between the expenses that the City of Houston has already incurred and the amount of FEMA reimbursement the City expects to receive. Thus the rate increase.

Another factor to consider the hit to the property tax base as a result of Harvey. I wouldn't be surprised to see valuations to fall 60-75% on some residential property where you have a non-repaired flood damaged home. Improvements basically valued at $0.00 and the land value should take a hit too if its in a area that historically floods.

I am just trying to wrap my head around the city asking FEMA to pay for volunteers, I thought volunteers do not get paid when they are volunteering.
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(09-13-2017 09:54 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:49 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.

You think that money is actually going to go to help aid Harvey recovery?


That's precious.

"The mayor's office says this would be a one-time rate hike that expires after 12 months and cannot be renewed. It would raise about $110 million to be used to repair damaged city property and facilities."

03-lmfao $110 million???
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RE: Mayor Turner proposes property tax rate hike to aid Harvey recovery
(09-13-2017 11:24 AM)WoodlandsOwl Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:54 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:49 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.

You think that money is actually going to go to help aid Harvey recovery?


That's precious.

"The mayor's office says this would be a one-time rate hike that expires after 12 months and cannot be renewed. It would raise about $110 million to be used to repair damaged city property and facilities."

03-lmfao $110 million???

City does not have insurance?
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Everything is a nail to Democrats. Everything needs a tax hammer.

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(09-13-2017 10:32 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  and I heard on the news that the city is asking volunteers to enter their time on their perspective websites, so they can ask FEMA to reimburse those "volunteer" hours.


This is the same stuttering moron that told people to stay put, instead of evacuating like the Gov and everyone else told them to, right?

Is anyone still listening to this dolt?!?


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(09-13-2017 10:56 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:56 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:54 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 09:49 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I didnt know the City of Houston was being sued, and even if it is, he said that it was to aid Harvey recovery... not to help with the lawsuits.

You think that money is actually going to go to help aid Harvey recovery?


That's precious.

I guess not, since he is a democrat... not surprised. 07-coffee3

Right because only democrats can be capable of corruption.


Why are you trying to hijack this thread already?

You ever do anything other than useless trolling?


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(09-13-2017 11:10 AM)WoodlandsOwl Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 10:32 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  and I heard on the news that the city is asking volunteers to enter their time on their perspective websites, so they can ask FEMA to reimburse those "volunteer" hours.

Apparently there is a huge difference between the expenses that the City of Houston has already incurred and the amount of FEMA reimbursement the City expects to receive. Thus the rate increase.

Another factor to consider the hit to the property tax base as a result of Harvey. I wouldn't be surprised to see valuations to fall 60-75% on some residential property where you have a non-repaired flood damaged home. Improvements basically valued at $0.00 and the land value should take a hit too if its in a area that historically floods.


Great.

So pile on further on people now effectively homeless and broke, or *ahem-underwater on their largest life's investment.

This guy should be drawn and quartered.

Or fired, that might be more appropriate these days...
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Now that your home has been destroyed we are going to raise your taxes.

Solid strategy.
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Raising taxes is all Democrats know to fix anything. Usually the working guy gets screwed every time while freeloaders benefit.
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Dems never met a tax they didn't like. It is not that the Houston residents have anything else to spend money on.


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