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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Public Hearing Notice Proposed Tax Increase

NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF PORTLAND


A tax rate of $0.597866 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of Portland. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of City of Portland proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of: To fund additional public safety and maintenance personnel, allow for the purchase of necessary capital items, to continue infrastructure projects and to support debt obligations.

PROPOSED TAX RATE

$0.597866 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE

$0.566668 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE

$0.549868 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE

$0.599671 per $100


The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Portland from the same properties in both the 2016 tax year and the 2017 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Portland may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

property tax amount = (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100


For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Dalia Sanchez, PCC

Tax Assessor-Collector

400 W Sinton, Room 142, Sinton, Texas 78374

(361) 364-9374

dsanchez@co.san-patricio.tx.us

www.co.san-patricio.tx.us


You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: August 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM at City Hall, 1900 Billy G Webb, Portland, Texas.


Second Hearing: August 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM at City Hall, 1900 Billy G Webb, Portland, Texas.

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