Two Major Meetings On Property Taxes
Tonight, Clay County has scheduled a public meeting to discuss setting its tax rates for 2007. As we have discussed here and here, they might have to reinstitute a property tax because of a court ruling. I have no idea what their final decision will be, but I look forward to reading about it tomorrow in the Star.
In a related event, Saint Louis County Residents For Property Tax Relief Now (or StLCRFPTRN, for short) intends to appear at tomorrow night’s County Council meeting to again demand a reduction in the county property tax rate. Although not legally required to roll back its tax rate, because it is so far below the authorized cap, St. Louis County lowered its rate under similar circumstances in 2005 and should do so again. I commend the activists within StLCRFPTRN for their dedication although they should strongly consider shortening their name, along with demanding a rollback.
Both meetings should be interesting, if you are into this sort of thing which I, for better or worse, am.