Friday, May 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council moves forward with appraisal challenge

City Council presented a united front yesterday and voted unanimously to file a petition challenging the Travis Central Appraisal District’s valuation of commercial properties this year. On May 19, the city released a report that showed undervaluation of commercial properties by

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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.

Texas Appraisal Review Board: A group of citizens that resolves disputes between taxpayers and appraisal districts.

Travis Central Appraisal District: The tax appraisal district for Travis County.

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