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To:  Dallas City Council,  Dallas City Hall

SUBJECT:  Residential Property Tax Rate Increases

Reference:  Valuations and Tax Rate Increase Threats

Hello Council Representatives:

If a prudent "Senior" looks at valuation increases on property, the DISD Bond Issue, the Dallas Bond Issue, threatened Dallas tax rate increases with the potential for even more taxes from back-pay lawsuits from the Public Safety sector, one realizes the potential of an over all tax increase in Dallas of greater than the 1%-3% Social Security Cola increases provide.  Additionally, the Dallas Water Department threatens another rate increase for Sanitation.  Who knows what else?

Are the Senior Citizens and those unemployed due to the very poor economy  just going to have to move out of the City?  Or should they in turn just shut off the air conditioning?  Are the City, County and other taxing bodies paying attention to those who may not receive a 15% raise in their income this year?

It is just unbelievable that a tax increase would be considered during our faltering economy.  A tax rate
decrease would be the more reasonable approach in such a recessionary climate.

The Citizens of Dallas are truly watching what happens at the horseshoe over the next few weeks.

Regards,

Rad Field
District 11

                                        

    





                            

 

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