November 19, 2012

Open Session, Thanksgiving Week

Filed under: General,Open Session — mary @ 7:16 pm

Thanksgiving is coming this week and here’s a photo of some of our kids hamming it up for the camera back in 2003.  All four plus our son-in-law will be home for this Thanksgiving. I’m incredibly thankful for our wonderful family, and I thank God every single day.  I’m also thankful for our country, our state and our city, because, no matter how glum it seems at times,  we can definitely make a difference it our own futures.  What’s on your list this year?


  1. Just got my Property Tax bill. Up 5% over last year. The City was up 4%, NIC up 6%. And my assessment is down over years past.

    Remember: I offered a motion to cut spending and leave the City’s property taxes at zero percent. I was voted down.

    Comment by Dan — November 27, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

  2. Giving increasingly more money to our local governments is like giving more increasingly more candy to an irresponsible child: Both create an insatiable unhealthy appetite without reducing irresponsible consumption.

    Comment by Bill — November 28, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  3. I was under the impression, according to john austin, that the city could not take more than 3%.

    Comment by concerned citizen — November 29, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

  4. CC: They can’t, but the effects of their taxes are different throughout the City, depending on the assessments. In some cases, the difference between what you paid to the City last year versus this year might be zero or less. In other cases, it can be more. My assessment went down, but not by that much. The City did raise taxes, but not by the 4% increase I saw. I assume there’s valid math in there somewhere.

    With more help on the Council, I’d like to see great reductions in the City’s tax rate, which would help make CdA more attractive to businesses and, therefore, jobs. Think of the money we could save if we dissolved the LCDC!

    Comment by Dan — November 29, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

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