Skeptical of tax plan
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.