Latest Revelations Tell Us This Year's Houston Proposition A Is Worse, Vote No
by Gary Polland on October 30, 2018 at 3:53 PM
According to Bill King, a little discussed provision that commits Houston's hard pressed taxpayers to pay taxes until 2031 and easily beyond:
"This Section is subject to modification as permitted by law or termination at the end of fiscal year 2031 (i.e., after 20 years of operation) if during fiscal year 2030 (i.e. 19th year of operation) such modification or termination is authorized by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the City Council following a public hearing on the matter. If not so terminated, this Section shall continue in full force and effect for successive 20 year periods, subject in each case to modification or termination in the same manner."
So now it can be kept around for 13 years plus around 20 more years with a two-thirds majority of City Council required to terminate this stealth tax increase.
Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on the City of Houston. Vote a resounding NO on Proposition A at the bottom of the ballot.