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More tax breaks heading to Council

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

During yesterday’s budget work session, Council members Sheri Gallo, Ora Houston and Ann Kitchen all mentioned their interest in pursing a tax levy freeze for seniors and the disabled. Following the session, a member of Gallo’s office followed up that conversation with a post on the City Council Message Board explaining that those three Council members and Council Member Ellen Troxclair were currently at work on drafting a resolution that would do just that. The posting reads, in part, “As we continue to talk about Austin’s affordability issues, my hope is to provide much needed assistance to members of our community who are living on fixed incomes in a city with ever rising property valuations and tax bills. This resolution will be placed on the June 11th agenda for consideration.”

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