Skep­ti­cal of tax plan

Houston Chronicle - - WORLD - Joan Mull, Hous­ton

Re­gard­ing “City: Turner seeks emer­gency rate in­crease for Har­vey re­cov­ery” (Page A1, Tues­day), I would sup­port bonds for flood-con­trol in­fra­struc­ture, but I do not sup­port Mayor Sylvester Turner’s pro­posed tax in­crease to cover flood losses.

Flood in­surance pays for de­bris re­moval from the in­sured’s prop­erty. Why should tax­pay­ers have to foot the bill for those who fail to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their own prop­erty?

If the pro­posal passes, the city will find a way to make it per­ma­nent.

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