Coppell City Council Work Session on Budget & whether to raise your Tax Rate Monday 9/9
Come hear the City Council talk about the tax rate in their work session at 6PM tomorrow. There is an opportunity for citizens appearance (2 minute limit).
City Council will meet in Meeting Rooms A, B, and C in Life Safety Park,
820 S. Coppell Road, just south of Old Town, Coppell.
Based on the many people who spoke at the two Public Hearings held regarding the tax rate, City Council created this Work Session for them to discuss the tax rate and budget.
This will be different from the hearings. While citizens can talk at the very beginning (for 2 minutes max), this session is for City Council to discuss the testimony given during the public hearings. This means you will be able to hear them discuss among themselves and the City Manager what the impact is of the tax rate that they will vote on Tuesday 9/10. The Budget and Tax Rate will be voted on the following night, Tuesday 9/10 (Items 8, 9, and 10 of the Regular Session Agenda).
The official agenda Item is:
"Discussion on the proposed 2019-20 budget and the proposed tax rate of $0.58400."
This represents a 2.5% increase in property taxes over last year, and will raise about $1.16 million in additional revenue for the City on top of the tax rate from last year and increased valuations. From the front page of the Proposed Budget:
"This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $3,500,836, which is an 8.05 percent increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $2,027,528." (emphasis added)
Our Club does not take a position on what that tax rate should be, but we encourage all citizens to read about the reasons why the city is raising the tax rate. Of course, our mission is to promote conservative values, which include lower taxes.
Useful documents include:
Latest Capital Spending Plan - 5 year spending plan
(if the reader is difficult to use, you can download the file to get it in PDF format)
We encourage citizens to listen to the discussions and learn about the rationale for the tax rate.
Also, we encourage citizens to send their views/concerns/questions to the City Council at:
email@example.com (this single email will go to all city council members, or you can use the following emails).
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Find Out More
Upcoming Coppell Republican Club Events:
September 17th at Kelly's Texican - Does the Second Amendment Keep me Safe?
October 15th at Coppell Public Library - Do Women & Minorities Support Trump?
November 19th - Is the Media Fair and Unbiased?
All start at 6:30pm