The Central Appraisal District has done it again! Most properties in Rockwall County saw another marked increase in the assessed value, which means another big jump in property taxes hence, more revenue to the County, City and School District.
However, as Councilmen Wayne Orchard, Jim Herren and I have been emphasizing, our goal is not to grow our city government, but limit its size and scope. A government can’t grow when (1) funding is limited and (2) elected officials prevent deficit spending by staying on a budget.
Thanks to Councilmen Orchard & Herren, we successfully changed inspection service companies, which will not only save the city money, it will actually increase revenue to the city as new homes continue to be built!
For these reasons and more, I see no reason why we can’t lower our city’s tax rate. I will be challenging both the county and school district to follow our lead because I am confident that our new city council will support lowering our city’s property tax rate too.