The GARZA COUNTY will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax
roll in the preceding tax year by 7.72 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or
effective tax rate calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser
rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable
value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.
The first public hearing will be held on August 28, 2008 at 6:00 PM at Trail Blazers 205 East 10th.
The second public hearing will be held on September 8, 2008 at 9:00 AM at COMMISSIONERS COURTROOM
3RD FLOOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:
FOR: Gary McDaniel
John Valdez Mike
PRESENT and not voting: N/A
The average taxable value of a resident homestead in GARZA COUNTY last year was $26,405. Based on last year's tax
rate of $0.37500 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $99.02.
The average taxable value of a residence homestead in GARZA COUNTY this year is $31,914. If the governing body
adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.28685 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on
the average home would be $91.55.
If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.30900 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed
this year on the average home would be $98.61.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.