After reading the article in your newspaper about Brian Joyce’s “tax freeze” two weeks ago, I must admit I was completely livid.
So, I wrote my second letter to Joyce. He didn’t respond to the first one and still refuses to tell people that tax freezes don’t exist. Sounds good though doesn’t it?
And unfortunately, people are like sheep and won’t take the time to do research to see what this will do to them in the years to come. They don’t think about the lawsuits this will bring when values are so out of balance that the millage rate is out the roof. Call the counties that have had this more than five years and see what it has done for them.
It sounds good on paper but it will hurt the county as well as the taxpayers in the long run. This law isn’t well written. Call the Dade County Assessor’s office or the Dade County Commissioner’s office and ask what it has done for their county there and how clear the law is that passed there.
In closing I just want to tell people that this isn’t a tax freeze; it is an assessment freeze. It would only cover your house and up to 3 acres of land. If you do any additions it could remove the freeze and your house would be unfrozen and you would need to sign up once more.
The old adage of “if it sounds too good to be true”, is very good advice. People, do your homework before jumping on this bandwagon.
Terrie Lawson, LaFayett