Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County, Texas, will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 3.968277 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax rate calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code).  Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 5:30 PM at 1000 Foust Road, Brownsville, Texas.

The second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 5:30 PM at 1000 Foust Road, Brownsville, Texas.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

FOR: John Reed, Sergio Tito Lopez, Ralph Cowen, John Wood, and Esteban Guerra

AGAINST:  NONE

PRESENT and not voting:  NONE

ABSENT:  NONE

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Brownsville Navigation District last year was $92,837.  Based on last year’s tax rate of $.035920 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $33.35.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Brownsville Navigation District this year is $97,335.  If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $.034549 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $33.63.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $.035920 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $34.96.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

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