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Weather Forecast

Flash Flood Watch

Issued:
2:29 PM CDT on August 21, 2017
Expires:
10:00 AM CDT on August 22, 2017
Thunderstorm
Monday 80%
High 82° / Low 73°
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 84° / Low 61°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 10%
High 82° / Low 62°
Clear
Sunny. High 82F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 10%
High 83° / Low 65°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 83F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 10%
High 82° / Low 65°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 82F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 20%
High 81° / Low 67°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 81F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 30%
High 82° / Low 64°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy late. High 82F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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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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