Monday, November 26, 2007

Announcing: Property Tax "Townhall Meetings"

Citizens For Tax is holding two meetings on property taxes this week. Please attend one.

November 27, 2007 7:00 PM at the Bountiful City Library 725 S Main in Bountiful

November 29, 2007 7:00 PM at The American Legion 55 W. 200 S. in Bountiful.

At these meetings, we will:
  1. Learn what the legislature is planning to do on property taxes (over 20 bills have already been filed).
  2. Develop action plans for making and holding elected officials accountable if they fail to satisfactorily address the property tax issue.
  3. Develop contingency plans for a Proposition 13 type movement if the legislature does not fix the problem.
  4. Review the Davis County property tax abatement which is only for this year.
  5. Organize to attend upcoming budget hearings where the property tax decisions are really made.
  6. Develop a schedule for citizen lobbyist training.
  7. Set up e-mail lists and telephone trees in order to ensure that everyone is kept up-to-date.
  8. Establish a public relations program.
  9. Address other issues that those in attendance may have.
This is where you should make your voice heard. If you favor one, or another plan for tax reform, you should come and weigh in. For example, I'm worried about a prop 13 type plan, so I'll be advocating for something that preserves the accountability of "Truth in Taxation", with the emphasis on representative government. Nothing is set in stone at this point, so now is the time to speak up. I'll be at Tuesday nights meeting.


Jeremy said...


Thank you for publicizing this! I'll try to attend at least one of these meeting.