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VideoFound mom and puppy Chihuahuas running on the road in traffic. Must describe collars to claim. Text or call, leave message if phone not answered. Thanks. 210-625-2996

VideoFound dog, cream white and black male w/ blue collar walking on hwy 181 by new richardson chevy last night call 2102863515

VideoFound baby kitten outside my house boy. Free can't not keep already have a lot of animals
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*Fair Housing notice. All help wanted advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference limitation or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for help wanted ads, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Landscapers needed - fast growing local landscaping company seeking landscape install and maintenance laborers. Install plants, mulch, rock, trim trees, mowing, weed-eating, and much more. We need reliable hard working workers looking to grow with the company. Experience preferred and must be able to provide transportation to and from work. Call 210-267-7005 or 210-215-6476.
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Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
September 20, 2011 5:57pm
 
Codeman:

I have checked with Susan Combs Office and have read the Tax Code as well as the Truth in Taxation Guide.

You are correct that in that I & S are not included in the Effective Tax Rate. As a matter of fact none of the tax rate items are included in the Effective Tax Rate calculation. Simply put, the Effective Tax Rate a benchmark to compare to. This benchmark is the tax rate that would produce the same amount of tax revenue to the city as was received in the previous year.

The notice published by the City states that the effective tax rate is $0.1600. The benchmark tax rate that would generate the same amount of property tax as the City received in the previous year. If the proposed tax rate is $0.3227 that is over double the benchmark.

My point here is that the notice published in the newspaper is incorrect! The real Effective Tax Rate calculated by the Chief Appraiser at the Wilson County Appraisal District states that the Effective Tax Rate for the City of Floresville is $0.318300 and the Rollback Tax Rate is $ 0.452500.

Additionally, the requirements of the Tax Code and Truth in Taxation dictate comparison of the Proposed Tax Rate to the lower of the Effective Tax Rate and the Rollback Rate. When this is done there is an increase. This equates to the City of Floresville receiving more tax revenue based upon this proposed tax rate and hence the requirements of a vote, notice, public hearings and ultimate vote to adopt the tax rate.

Bottom line there are raising our taxes not our tax rate!

This is not an attempt to nit pick but rather an effort to get clear and honest communication from our City Officials.
     
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