Most folks don't know why we have a central appraisal district.

The reason we have an appraisal district is to pass the buck off our elected officials, so when the voting public rises up in anger we cannot un-elect the offending party because they're not elected.

Now, when we cry out to our elected officials they don't fear reelection, so when the people complain that they "have no bread," our elected officials say "let them eat cake."

So, what is our recourse? Join those of us who vote "no" on "every" bond issue regardless of what it's for.

It will "raise your taxes."

Charles Myers

Santa Fe

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Carlos Ponce

Interesting Charles Myers is from Santa. The $35 million bond issue to build Santa Fe ISD's William F. Barnett Elementary on FM 1764 was passed in 2016 with no tax rate increase.

https://www.galvnews.com/news/article_5d1f1dfe-0254-53fe-b05a-09130175fb3e.html

https://www.galvnews.com/news/article_adda81c6-cfb6-5648-8127-c19ff2798fb0.html

Gary Scoggin

One should never let facts get in the way of a good rant.

Bailey Jones

If you want to live in a state with low property taxes, look no further than Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, or West Virginia. I'll pass.

Carlos Ponce

Looks like Bailey doesn't like "Sweet Home Alabama."

Bailey Jones

You got that right, Carlos. I'll take Neil Young over Lynyrd Skynyrd every time.

Gary Miller

What writer was trying to say is Appraisel Districts were created to keep voters from blaming elected politicians. Apraisel districts are un elected and un controlled by voters or taxpayers. Tax spending agencies bass budgets then the Appraisel district raises taxes to cover those budgets.

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