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:
- Password: 747576
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.
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.
|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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Community Conversation on Proposed 2021 Budget and Tax Rate
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