HARRIS COUNTY TAX INCREASE ALERT!
Letter from Pct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle
I want to make you aware of an important issue arising from our Harris County Commissioners Court meeting this week.
Moments after rejecting my proposal for a property tax cut, a majority of Commissioners Court voted instead to raise your property tax rate to the maximum amount allowed by law without going to the public for approval for the increase. Commissioner Steve Radack and I voted against this tax increase; County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia voted in favor. If given final approval next month, your new tax rate would be 65.26 cents per $100 assessed valuation of your home.
There will be three hearings to allow you and your neighbors to weigh in on this important decision before the final vote. The dates and times are:
September 20, 2019 – 1:00 PM
September 24, 2019 – 10:00 AM
October 8, 2019 – 10:00 AM (This is the date of the final tax rate adoption.)
All hearings will be before Harris County Commissioners Court on the ninth floor of the Harris County Administration Building at 1001 Preston in downtown Houston.
I encourage you to make your voice heard on this decision. You can do that by attending one of these hearings or by writing or calling my office and/or Judge Hidalgo, who also represents you on Commissioners Court. My telephone number is 832-927-4444 and you may email me at email@example.com. Judge Hidalgo’s telephone number is 713-274-7000, and her email address is Judge.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to mail her, her address is Suite 911, 1001 Preston, Houston TX 77002.
- Jack Cagle
Commissioner Pct 4