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Translation: It is ok to allow the city to go broke if they do so providing services to the public.
1 posted on 06/24/2010 12:51:27 PM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III
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ya...they can just raise property appraisals ...to get more taxes.


2 posted on 06/24/2010 1:02:23 PM PDT by dalebert
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Houston PING


3 posted on 06/24/2010 1:12:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Thurston_Howell_III
Translation: It is ok to allow the city to go broke if they do so providing services to the public.

One thing that *won't* break their piggybank is street maintenance.

Houston's surface streets are atrocious. Over the years, subsidence has made them into a lunar landscape of 4-inch dropoffs and potholes. The City public works dept. has as two remedies: asphalt patch or 1/2 in. steel plate cover. I've seen some of these plate covers in place for years.

The horrible condition of the streets tears up front-wheel drive suspensions, and is one of the reasons many Houstonians prefer pickup trucks or SUVs

4 posted on 06/24/2010 1:12:40 PM PDT by Spirochete (Texas is an anagram for Taxes)
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"If someone calls my office and I don't have staff or resources to help them solve their problem, they're going to be mad at me. ... They're going to be mad at the city," she said.

Translation, it'll hurt my ability to get re-elected.

7 posted on 06/24/2010 1:15:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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These politicians think they won’t be held accountable. They think they won’t be painted with the same brush.

Bill White should be in jail for conspiring to have his property tax lowered; not running for Gov.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 1:31:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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