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New Floresville tax rate will mean $60K in budget cuts

New Floresville tax rate will mean $60K in budget cuts
Floresville Mayor Daniel Tejada (center) listens as councilmen Sherry Martinez Castillo and John W. Guerrero disagree over the city’s 2013 fiscal year budget during the Floresville City Council’s Sept. 27 meeting.

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Wilson County News
October 3, 2012

FLORESVILLE -- The city council here now will be tasked with making approximately $60,000 in cuts to the fiscal year 2013 budget, after a 2-1 vote at the Sept. 27 Floresville City Council meeting brought about a reduction in the ad valorem tax rate.  . . .

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Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
August 30, 2013 7:28am
Alex, did you read why Mr Guerrero voted against it? Because in him mind, it wasnt putting the money into the waste water treatment. If that had been added, he probably would have approved it. He understands the priority and ... More ›

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
August 29, 2013 7:36pm
Alex, none of these guys are my "boy." I'm just saying you might want to do your research before getting all hot and bothered over the increased water and sewer rates. Here's some examples of why the increases ... More ›

Alex Lippert  
August 29, 2013 7:19pm
Sam, I did my research like you suggested. Last year, your boy Guerrero lowered the tax rate creating a loss of 60,000. This year,he wants to raise taxes by 46 per cent to fix the pipes ? C'mon, who is the ignorant one ? My ... More ›

Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
October 4, 2012 8:51am
Very good point fly. You seem to get it, now if we can just get the mayor and council to understand it. It's tough times for everyone, government can cut back on spending as well

October 4, 2012 7:49am
Am I missing something? The gross revenues for the upcoming FY should be equal to the amount from the last FY, shouldn't it. The lower rate times the increase in property value should equal the same as last FY. Was there a $60K ... More ›

October 3, 2012 6:54pm
DTR, It was stated at the meeting that the lower trash rates are not reflected in the budget.

One Voice  
October 3, 2012 5:36pm
That will for sure happen, Tigerlily. We be seeing what is really going on in the City of Floresville finances. Bank records do not lie.

October 3, 2012 5:15pm
Hoping the new mayor and council will call for a forensic audit to find out how are tax $ is being spent.

Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
October 3, 2012 2:58pm
The city manager is overpaid and there are probably a few more of the mayors relatives working for city that are overpaid. We just need to look and cut the fat off that we don't need and I'm sure that would be more then enough ... More ›

October 3, 2012 2:17pm
Hello Floresville Tigers, Hey Eric about the trash bid it was a close bid. IESI, won the close bid. The following week Republic representative showed up and offered a lower bid to the city. Eric, that is why I decided to run ... More ›

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