A bunch of what you say is correct. Pensions are still going to be the bomb. As for the computer, while I do think the price tag could be a point of issue, I actually prefer the concept of a computer handing out initial values based on an algorithm to handle comparables.We need a reasonable tax rate (1%) on the books. We need to use the sales price of our homes, plus permitted improvements, as the market value of our homes. We do not need to pay a bunch of non-certified "appraisers" and pay for a $10 million dollar appraisal computer system to tax us out of our homes for their cheap political necessities of the moment. We need to reform our City government instead. There are plenty of areas where cost savings can be realized, and the ticking time bomb for anybody with a half a brain consists of the pension and benefits we have allowed our public sector unions to negotiate via collective bargaining with City Council and the Mayor, who in many cases are on the same side of the aisle as the public sector unions. They get to negotiate with themselves, rather than with the taxpayers, their true employers. LBJ didn't support collective bargaining for public sector employees, because it is nuts.
Actually, the only reason they are doing AVI is because the State is forcing it and the city is going to start losing lawsuits. If Council had their way, they wouldn't touch it.Don't be a sucker and buy into the BS OPA crapola and AVI - these are just more of the same junk from Goode et al that ruined our City previously, and will ruin it again. We need to chase these bastards out of town. Make them get real jobs.
One doesn't have anything to do with the other.Seriously, people actually support the AVI and OPA when guys like Goode have their girlfriends on the payroll at 90K/year? What the F are you thinking? Do you want to get taxed out of your home? Do you trust City Council?
huh? Can you elaborate why you think that?The "homestead exemption" is nothing but a chance to kiss the pinky ring of your City Councilperson each year, just to stay in your home. Does that sound like a fun thing to do?