Harris County Republican Party says STOPProp1
by Bob Price on October 11, 2010 at 1:01 PM
The Republican Party of Harris County has joined with StopPROP1 and urges all Houston voters to go to the bottom of the ballot and vote AGAINST Proposition 1.
HCRP Chairman, Jared Woodfill today said, "Mayor Parker has decided to take a play from the Obama, Reid, Pelosi playbook, increase taxes in a recession. In a challenging economy, Mayor Parker and a majority of City Council passed an ordinance this year increasing residential water rates by 40% over the next three years. This resulted in Houston residents having one of the highest water and sewer rates in the country. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for our "big government" Mayor. In an attempt to take more of our money, Proposition 1 was placed on the ballot with a goal of collecting as much as $300 to $400 million dollars annually in drainage fees and property tax debt transfers from the City's General Fund."
Woodfill continued; "You would think Mayor Parker would have learned from the missteps of former Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown who tried to pass a similar "Rain Tax" in 2003. Many of the same 40,000 Houston citizens who signed the "No Rain Tax" Petition in 2003 are part of the grass-roots army fighting to stop Proposition 1. It is clear that Mayor Parker doesn't have her finger on the pulse of the community. The last thing we need is another tax. I encourage you to vote no on Proposition 1."
In September, the HCRP passed a resolution in opposition to Proposition 1. Here is a copy of that HCRP Resolution.