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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The Dallas County Community College District will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 6.52 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 August 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the District Offices, Lower Level Room 007, 1601 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

The second public hearing will be held on August 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the District Offices, Lower Level Room 007, 1601 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

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

     FOR:    Monica Lira Bravo, Charletta Rogers Compton, Diana Flores, Wesley Jameson, Philip J. Ritter, JL Sonny Williams, 
     AGAINST:   None 
     PRESENT and not voting: Dorothy Zimmermann                          
     ABSENT:     None

In 2017, the average taxable value of a residence homestead in Dallas County Community College District was $173,242.  Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.124238 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $215.23.

For 2018, the average taxable value of a residence homestead in Dallas County Community College District is $191,600.  If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate of $0.116414 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $223.05.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.124000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $237.58. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.