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aka "Miss Victory"

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Upcoming Property Tax Events

Sunday 7/15: "Black Sunday." Supporters will wear black to show unity and carry signs to "let them know how you feel" on holding local government accountable. The rally will be at Monument Circle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several groups seeking tax reform are organizing the event.

Also attending:
Congressman Dan Burton's Representative, Hobart Scales
Tim McGuire, Candidate for City Council-at-Large (Libertarian)
Kurt Webber, Candidate for City Council District 8 (Republican)
Fair Tax Volunteers & Supporters

Monday 7/16: Hoosiers for Fair Taxation, which held the first rally on the 4th of July at the governor's mansion, will demonstrate at 5:30 p.m. at the City-County Building in Downtown Indianapolis. Bring signs and speak your mind about excessive local taxation andMayor Peterson's proposed large county income tax increase at the public hearing at City Hall.

Monday 7/23, 5 pm: Monument CircleWear a red shirt and bring a poster or for sale sign. Everyone will march east on Market Street to the City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

• Monday 7/23 9am: Public hearing on property taxes in the auditorium of the Indiana Government Center South, 402 W. Washington St.

• Wednesday 7/18 5pm 24-Hour News 8 Tax Town Meeting
Dedicating entire 5pm newscast to the matter. If you'd like to share your property tax concerns and questions, click here to send in an email.

• Monday 7/23, 7:30-9pm: "Taxing Time: A Town Hall Meeting,"
Presented by The Indianapolis Star and WTHR (Channel 13)
University Place at IUPUI, 850 W. Michigan St.
A panel of elected officials and community leaders will answer questions and concerns.
WTHR will broadcast the event live.

• State representative David Orentlicher Public Forums
Tuesday, July 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
John W. Hensel Government
10701 N. College Ave.

Tuesday, July 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
MLK Multi-Service Center
40 W. 40th St.


Independent Voter said...

I just reviewed my files from the last Property Tax debacle in 2003. The outrage and editorials, the petitions and meetings are all depressingly similar to that seen today... except we know that nothing of substance came of all the sound and fury, except a few politicians got replaced.
I also came across this chilling news clipping.
"IPS gives go-ahead for $475M more in bonds" which will cost taxpayers $1.5 BILLION over the next 30 years, including interest. The ADDITIONAL Tax Hike for this will kick in in 2016 finishing off the few remaining Marion County Tax-payers (and it won't be Jim Irsay).
This is an ON-GOING disaster.
We need to have a permanent 1% cap on property taxes like proposition 13, which can't be changed without a 2/3 majority of both the California house & senate.

Anonymous said...

From Indy Undercover:

LEOs and citizens who are planning to attend tomorrow's rally, here is some food for your brain. If you do some checking at the Assessor's office you might find that if you're a Republican elected official in Marion County, you probably had a higher assessment (on average) than your Democratic counterpart. Indyu can't imagine why that would happen! (Insert sarcasm here) See you at the rally!

Joe Friday

bobett said...

Thanks for shedding light on the
Property tax revolution.
I believe in..what one consumes
pay for it.

I live in Fort Wayne, In and we are
going through the same thing. Yet,
there is no public out-cry on TAX & SPEND.

With a little research, I found our
property tax card.. which states we have 4 fireplaces. Now we have only 2, but are being taxed over $4,300.00 because they think we have 4 fireplaces. There's more
errors on how our property is taxed like square footage and acerage. After reading several property cards I believe that they are incorrect.

One more thought on taxation:
Indiana lawmakers are not equiped to be expert tax policey makers.

I think all Hoosiers are made as hell!

Why be concerned?
1. Taxes are going up even though their ability to pay has not.

2. 2008 Property tax relief refunds will go to all Indiana
homeowners, when it could have been more productively used to help fixed-income seniors from having to sell their homes.

3. Depending on your federal tax bracket, Hoosiers will be sending part of the property tax refund
(income) directly back to Uncle Sam. Yes, taxed again.

Just venting but it's true.