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Property tax went up $400 this year

January 5th, 2009 at 07:42 am

Well, I just got the property tax bill. It went up $400 this year. Ugh. This is extra funny because the city sent notices a few months back officially lowering the value of property to reflect housing market conditions, and yet the bill still went up.

This is in part due to a November ballot issue. The city has embarked on an ambitious new school improvement and construction program and needed more money too fund it. It passed by a narrow margin, and hence, I am $400 a year less rich.

Oh well. Good schools lift all boats, so here's hoping this project will help the city schools improve by the time Beaner is old enough to attend.

3 Responses to “Property tax went up $400 this year”

  1. homebody Says:

    Thank goodness I live in California under proposition 13! Sorry for you new rate.

  2. Ms. Pearl Says:

    Ours went up too because of a new school levy -which I did vote for. You are right about the school, good ones are great for the local economy not to mention the future of our kids!

  3. thriftorama Says:

    unfortunately, I don't think this project will improve the schools...

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