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Thunderstorm
Wednesday 40%
High 89° / Low 74°
Thunderstorm
Late night thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 91° / Low 75°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 91F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Friday 10%
High 90° / Low 73°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High around 90F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 90° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 90F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Sunday 10%
High 89° / Low 70°
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 50%
High 83° / Low 66°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 80%
High 72° / Low 59°
Chance of Rain
Showers and a few thunderstorms likely. High 72F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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Deception in the Ward I and Ward II Aldermen Race

If you believe candidates Walters and Tubbs message about their opponents raising property taxes meant:

You did not get your city property tax bill lowered by about $10 because the aldermen voted to compensate for a drop in assessed property values by raising the rate.

Then you were not deceived.

On the other hand if you believed that the amount you paid in city property taxes increased from what you paid the year before.

Then you have been deceived.  

  

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Politicians who use deception to win elections are not worthy of being trusted with political power. Only you know if you were misled, and only you can decide if you want to elect someone willing to deceive you.

Did the politician at your door make you feel the amount of city property tax increased? Did they make you think it was a large amount?

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FACTS

The Hancock amendment requires that cities lower the tax rate if property values go up and allows (not requires) that they may then be raised if property values go back down. It also allows for cities to increase the amount of revenue by the amount of inflation or 5%, whichever is less.

The rate goes up and down based in if property values rise or fall.  The rate was dropped in 2004, 2005 and 2006 when property values increased.

Here are the last 10 years of the city property tax rates.

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
$0.3432 $0.3432 $0.3268 $0.3268 $0.3154
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$0.3153 $0.3185 $0.3189 $0.3668 $0.3638

Historically the rate in 1973 was $0.75, in 1980 when the Hancock amendment was passed, the rate was $0.49.

 

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