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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.110306 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.102271 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.111435  per $100

 

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year.

The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate that the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health 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 the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2020 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 AT 5:30 p.m. at the Central Health Administrative Offices, 1111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702.

This hearing will be conducted remotely by videoconference/telephonically due to the Governor’s disaster declaration.  Members of the public are encouraged to observe and participate in the public hearing by using the meeting link and password listed below:

Members of the public may also listen and participate in the public hearing by telephone only. To join by telephone, dial (888) 501-0031 and enter the following information when prompted:

  • Meeting ID: 148 267 6954
  • Password: 747576

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health 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 Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health Board of Managers at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

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

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

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

FOR:  Sherri Greenberg, Charles Bell, Julie Oliver, Cynthia Valadez, Shannon Jones, Maram Museitif, Julie Zuniga, and Guadalupe Zamora.

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT:  Abigail Aiken.

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 the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health  last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health this year.

2019 2020 Change
Total tax rate

(per $100 of value)

$0.105573 $0.110306 Increase in nominal difference = $0.004733

Percentage difference= 4.5% increase

Average homestead taxable value $347,655 $355,379 Increase in nominal difference = $7,724

Percentage difference= 2.2% increase

Tax on average homestead $367.03 $392.00 Increase in nominal difference = $24.97

Percentage difference= 6.8% increase

Total tax levy

on all properties

$213,992,230 $236,406,949 Increase in nominal difference = $22,414,719

Percentage difference = 10.5% increase

 

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health at (512) 854-9473 or TaxOffice@traviscountytx.gov or visit www.traviscountytax.org for more information.

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147,504 PATIENTS SERVED – an increase of 5,870 patients from the previous year.

183 PROVIDER LOCATIONS – including community health centers, hospitals, specialists, dentists and urgent care locations.

394,425 PRIMARY CARE VISITS – provided through Central Health’s broad network of health care partners.

In 2019, Central Health’s provider network continued to expand and innovate, providing new and convenient care options for community members.

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Information on Open Government is available at the Texas Attorney General’s Web site, including how to file a request, what to expect, and how to follow-up.

Any costs associated with this request will be processed in accordance with Government Code, Chapter 552 and the Attorney General Cost Administrative Rules.

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Central Health’s offices are located at 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702.

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