Sunday, September 15, 2019


CAMERON COUNTY TAX RATE
CASTRO MISLEADS TO STIR TROUBLE - THE ACT OF A TROLL

He either did not read what he himself posted to his home of the trolls, or he just outright mislead his 300 or so listeners. Remember guys it is not how many people click on, it is how many people click on and stay.

If you read the notice the new 9 million in revenue includes additional taxes assessed by the Cameron County Appraisal District.  The county has nothing to do with this.  The actual increase is, $7,247,279.

Now if you look at the dates this increased was proposed as part of the budget when according to Commissioner Joey Lopez there would still be a million dollar shortfall.  So when Dino asks what are they going to do with the extra $9 million he may want to read the post and compare the dates to when Commissioner Lopez had already announced with these numbers there will still be a million dollar shortfall.

BUT WHAT IS THE RATE INCREASE TO THE AVERAGE PERSON?

From the actual notice on line with the county. Click

The first public hearing will be held on August 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Cameron County Commissioners’ Courtroom. The second public hearing will be held on September 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Cameron County Commissioners’ Courtroom. The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:
 FOR: Commissioners: Pct. 2 Joey Lopez, Pct.4 Gus Ruiz, County Judge Ediberto (Eddie) Trevino 

AGAINST:  PRESENT and not voting: 

ABSENT: Pct. 1 Sofia Benavides, Pct. 3 David Garza, 

[Cowards not doing their job during election year.]

1- "The average taxable value of a residence homestead in CAMERON COUNTY last year was $94,607. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.416893 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $394.41 

2- The average taxable value of a residence homestead in CAMERON COUNTY this year is $99,117. If the governing body adopts the effective rate for this year of $0.416796 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $413.12. 

3- If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.454299 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $450.29. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views."

The difference between two and three is $37.17 per average household.  Some will pay more and others less.  This comes out to 3.09 cents a month.  I'm certain it will break the bank.  The effective tax rate will include additional revenue raised by higher appraisals done by the Cameron County Appraisal District, and not the county.

But even without the higher tax assessments the average household increase will be on average $55.88 per year of about 4.9 cents a month.  

Between 2 and 3 is the $2 million dollar increase Abel Gomez honestly told Castro, which Castro outright rejected. Just read the newspaper ad.  Cameron county does not assess property values.  That is  done by the Cameron County Appraisal District.  And think Castro is involved in setting tax rates for BISD, when he fails to understand tax rates 101.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD 4.9 CENTS A MONTH TO HELP GIVE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT A RAISE, THEN YOUR PROBLEMS ARE TOO BIG TO FIX

Castro loves to say people need to get educated - well not Castro because his narrative has to be a conspiracy or gotcha government  Get educated Castro - know the facts - know when your trollites throw out disinformation you do not adopt it, you challenge it.





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