Tag Archives: property tax appraisal

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Legislature makes tax caps a priority, cities respond

Well-worn battle lines between the city and state were retraced Tuesday, as the Texas Legislature made it clear that it would be making property tax caps a priority this session. The response from area cities was just as clear.Sen. Paul…

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Regional Affordability Committee takes first steps

Though they have a long road ahead of them, members of Austin’s Regional Affordability Committee are taking a measured approach to developing a strategic plan to achieve their goals.Rather than take action at their second meeting on Monday, members made…

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Gene Davis

Travis County talks appraisals, city business

In a discussion on state legislative proposals aimed at increasing fairness in property tax appraisals for homeowners, several Travis County commissioners called out City of Austin leaders for not implementing a 20 percent homestead exemption for property taxes.Commissioner Gerald Daugherty…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 24: Judge-elect Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge-elect Sarah Eckhardt joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin for a look ahead to her tenure on Commissioners Court. Topics include Secure Communities, SH45, video-conferenced jail visits and much more. Program is below.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City works to challenge commercial property values

City Council continues to move forward with a potential challenge to commercial property values in the city, but there are still some details to be worked out.The push to challenge commercial property appraisals comes at a time when Austinites are…

Monday, August 11, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis County employees wonder whether they will get a raise

Travis County Commissioners will spend their week discussing funding requests that the Planning and Budget Office did not include in its estimated $901 million Fiscal Year 2015 preliminary budget. Out of 16 total budget hearings, the majority will focus on…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 8

Travis County Intergovernmental Relations coordinator Deece Eckstein joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the ongoing controversy surrounding Travis County’s tax appraisal process.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

County, state candidates continue to push for property tax reform

Local governments need to look at their non-taxed property and sell it back into private hands if it is underused, according to Sarah Eckhardt, Democratic candidate for Travis County Judge. Eckhardt told a property tax town hall audience Friday that…

Monday, June 16, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Council holds off on appraisal petition, postpones action until 2015

The Austin City Council backed away from filing a challenge petition over the Travis Central Appraisal District’s commercial property valuation process early Friday, voting instead to postpone any action until 2015.   But Council members will not be sitting on…

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Commissioners scrap petition to challenge commercial appraisals

Over the past two weeks, there has been a quickly escalating debate over the whether the Travis County Commissioner Court should file a challenge petition with the Travis Central Appraisal District regarding the undervaluation of county commercial properties.   However,…

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis Commissioners may petition TCAD to level tax assessments

The Travis County Commissioner’s Court held a rare Monday meeting to discuss filing a petition with the Travis Central Appraisal District in response to the public’s anger over a steep rise in residential property taxes.   The petition would address…

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Appraisal District chief emphasizes differences with Travis County

The Travis County Commissioner’s Court got a lesson in the inner workings of the Travis Central Appraisal District Tuesday. The Commissioner’s Court has been criticized recently for seemingly washing its hands of the public’s outcry at the steep rise in…

Back to Top