|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
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.