Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Garza on the Homestead Tax Exemption

District 2 Austin City Council Member Delia Garza joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the proposed 20 percent City of Austin homestead tax exemption. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane. Track is embedded below:

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Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2012, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and now 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.

Delia Garza: Mayor Pro Tem and Austin City Council member for District 2

Homestead Exemption: A reduction on a home’s taxable value in order to protect the home’s value.

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