Thursday, November 29, 2007

Property Tax ALERT for Spring Hill

The Late Spring Hill Mayor Ray Williams fought very hard for Spring Hill Taxpayers. Because of his leadership, Spring Hill became the first City in Tennessee to pass a Taxpayer Bill of Rights specifying that tax increases would have to be approved by the voters. One of the main opponents of the Spring Hill TABOR was Alderman Elliott Mitchell. Apparently he is still promoting higher taxes as the solution to what he says is a "crisis." The only crisis is a spending crisis.

Alderman Mitchell doesn't want to cut the growth of government spending so he is proposing to force Spring Hill families to cut their family budgets by raising their taxes. This is a Pandora's box that taxpayers DO NOT want to open.

HERE is contact information for the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.


Alderman Eliot Mitchell, also a member of the Finance Committee, said if the city's finances continue to decline, city officials may begin discussing reinstating a property tax.

"If we're in this position in March and we start looking at our budget, I think we're going to have to be reasonable and talk about looking at a property tax," he said.