Tax Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX  INCREASE

A tax rate of $0.799070 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body  of  City   of Lamesa.

PROPOSED  TAX RATE

$0.799070

per $100

NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE

$0.771552

per $100

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX  RATE

$0.799375

per $100

 

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2022 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Lamesa from the same properties in both the 2021 tax year and the 2022 tax year.

 The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of Lamesa may adopt without holding an election to  seek voter approval  of   the  rate.

 The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Lamesa is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2022 tax  year.

 A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON August 22, 2022 AT 5:30

PM AT City Hall 601 S. !st, Lamesa Texas 79331.

 The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Lamesa is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax   rate.

However, you may express your support for or opposition to  the   proposed  tax rate by contacting  the members of the City of Lamesa of City of Lamesa at their offices or by attending the public hearing  mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

 Property  tax   amount=  (tax rate) x (taxable value  of   your property)/100

  FOR the proposal:          Rudy  Sauseda,  Jr.

Gloria V. Rodriguez

 Danny  L. Jacobs

 Bobby Gonzales 

Josh  Stevens

 AGAINST the proposal:

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT:                             Morgan Vermillion                               Fred  Vera

 Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax

 rates  and   scheduled  public hearings  of   each  entity that  taxes   your property.

 The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the   state.

 The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead  by  City   of Lamesa last year to  the taxes  proposed  to be imposed   on the average residence  homestead  by City   of  Lamesa this year.

2021                          2022                          Change

Total tax rate (per     $0.853826                  $0.799070                  decrease  of -0.054756, $100 of value)                                                                               or -6.41%

 

Average homestead taxable value

$50,785

$55,943

increase 

of

5,158, or 10.16% 

Tax on average homestead

$433.62

$447.02

increase 

of

13.40, or 3.09% 

Total tax levy on all

properties

$2,437,592

$2,522,088

increase 

of

84,496, or 3.47% 

 

 For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Lamesa at 806- 872-2124 or financedirector@ci.lamesa.tx.us, or visit ci.lamesa.tx.us for more information