Letter on The Property Tax Reform Bill

April 21, 2017

The Honorable Dennis Bonnen
Texas House of Representatives
Chair, Ways & Means Committee
P.O. Box 2910
Room 1W.6
Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Dear Mr. Bonnen,

I cannot appear to testify in support of SB 2 on Wednesday, April 26, so I attach the unanimous Collin County Commissioners Court resolution of support for your review.

We fully support your efforts to provide some measure of tax relief to our taxpayers.

While a lowered rate is important, I believe that the two most important elements of the bill are the automatic election if the lowered rate is exceeded and the November uniform election date. An additional practical effect of the uniform election date will be to curb the abuses of rolling polling.

Sincerely,

Keith Self
County Judge