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Property tax forum tonight
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Tonight, May 19, Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea is hosting a Property Tax Appraisal Forum with the groups Real Values for Texas, Austinites for Fair Taxes and the First Unitarian Universalist Church. During the forum, speakers will provide information on appraisals, efforts to ease the tax burden in the city and the legislative efforts currently underway. The event will also include information about appeals and exemptions for homeowners and a Q&A session. Forum speakers include: Mayor Steve Adler, Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant, Travis Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler, Center for Public Policy Priorities Senior Fiscal Analyst Dick Levine, and Real Values for Texas representative Leigh Murrin. The forum will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave.