Trend: While Austinites are Struggling, Austin Officials Keep Plundering


Austin has been “the next Portland” for many years now. We wonder if the Austin PR people had really thought this through.

(From The Texas Scorecard)

You’d think an economic crisis with over 130,000 Austinites recently out of work would be enough to change local city officials’ minds about raising taxes yet again this year—but they’re actually wanting to take more of citizens’ cash than ever before.
Last week, the… Austin City Council approved their new budget for the upcoming year, and they’ve teed up a triple-whammy of new property tax charges for citizens that could raise the median homeowner’s annual bill over $500.

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