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I agree we need to fight the Hike/millage rate. I'm posting a petition that another city used when they were fed up with hikes and changes. The council was voted in to protect the rights of citizens and represent the interest of the citizens in their area..Please read below...Some one needs to start a petition and fight this..

Per "Watchful Eye" 3 public hearings in which the public (home owners) have the opportunity to voice their opinion.

1. Hearing 29.Nov.2012 11am at City Hall
2. Hearing 29.Nov.2012 6pm at City Hall
3. Hearing 6.Dec.2012 3pm at City Hall

PETITION FROM AUSTIN TEXAS
I am aware that the City Manager has advised you to raise water, energy and property taxes by an average of $265 per household this year, or 8.4%.

I am aware that AISD just opted back in to the Historic Property Tax Exemption program that is a tax giveaway to some of Austin’s wealthiest and a loss to our schools, an admittedly broken program poorly run by the City of Austin.

I am also aware that other local taxing authorities, Travis County and the Travis County Healthcare District, are also likely to raise my taxes and fees.
I cannot afford to pay more taxes, especially in light of your unwillingness to advocate for ordinary citizens who struggle to make ends meet on a daily basis. Though I am aware that not all of you voted for the following wasteful projects, I wish to make my concerns about them clear. These projects include: a grossly inflated $2.3 billion biomass energy deal (2008), a wasteful $600 million water treatment plant, an absurd giveaway to Formula 1 racing, and hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure subsidies to the real estate industry.

I am aware that the Mayor and Council Members Cole, Martinez and Spelmen are up for reelection next. I plan on voting to replace any of you who vote for these unfair increases.

Please listen to the citizens. You are taxing us out of our homes and killing off Austin’s affordability.

Respectfully,
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1,035 signatures
You can ALSO print out the Petition-No Tax Rate Hikes 2012 City Budget here, take it around and mail it back to us by September 10th, before the City Council votes on September 12.
Posted in Cost of growth, News | Tagged appraisals, brian rodgers, city budget, historic tax exemptions, Property taxes


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Iknowyou commented on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM

You got exactly what you asked for in the last City election. The people have spoken so live with it.

dhipps commented on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 15:42 PM

I'm working on a reaction story to the tax increases for a coming edition of the paper.

If either of you (or anyone reading) is willing to share their thoughts with me, please email dhipps@coastalcourier.com.

Thank you!

gacpl commented on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 18:05 PM

there should be no reaction. the counsel was spending money before the election like there was no end to what they can spend. and now they are going to make sure they don't run out of it so they can continue to spend it at there own will. the voters watched and complained about the spending before the election, then voted them in again. the people voted for it knowing what they would get. now they have to live with it.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 05:50 AM

Another city council in Hinesville about forty years ago started this mess when we brought in all of the subsidized housing.

It was done by a fresh new council with some young blood in it that was expected to lead Hinesville into a brand new future.

The results have been a steep decline in our society.

Can anyone spell TREE PROPERTIES.

Coincidentally about the same time (early seventies) Fort Stewart became an infantry training center.
Hinesville enjoyed the best of the good times as far as any benefit from having Ft. Stewart nearby during the days when it was a flight training center.

Bright young soldiers destined to become Officers coming wave after wave every ninety days.

After that ended it has been a downhill slide ever since.

I've lived here all of my life and believe you me the best of the good times are gone.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 08:02 AM

I do not understand how the Mayor and City Council think they should have a higher salary than much larger Cities in Georgia.


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