Travis County taxes

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 28 ar­ti­cle “Travis may boost tax rate.” Is Travis County thumb­ing its nose at us? Can Travis County be se­ri­ous about rais­ing both the county prop­erty tax rate and its over­all bud­get in the midst of the “Great Re­ces­sion”? Com­pared with 2008, area un­em­ploy­ment is up sig­nif­i­cantly, fore­clo­sures are at or near all-time highs and sales tax rev­enues are down, mean­ing most fam­i­lies served by Travis County have learned to live with less.

So how au­da­cious is it for the county to say it has no fat to trim? I am stunned.

ron losef­sKy ron_losef­sky@alumni.utexas.net

Austin

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