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Old 05-14-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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The County doesn't loose any taxes from areas that get annexed. City property owners still pay taxes to the County.

The County just doesn't have to service those annexed areas anymore, so I can't understand why the County wouldn't want those areas annexed.

Good point. So living in the city limits vs. county doesn't change the tax rate paid to the county? I've wondered if those of us who actually live in the county have to pay a bit more in taxes for the county services since we are the one's utilizing them. HMMMMM, think I'll explore this a bit more.
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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Good point. So living in the city limits vs. county doesn't change the tax rate paid to the county? I've wondered if those of us who actually live in the county have to pay a bit more in taxes for the county services since we are the one's utilizing them. HMMMMM, think I'll explore this a bit more.
Living inside city limits does not reduce the County tax rate.
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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Living inside city limits does not reduce the County tax rate.

Yup, just confirmed that. Not saying I'd like to pay more in taxes but it would make a little sense if we had to pay more to the county considering those of us in the county use the resources more.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:23 PM
 
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The County doesn't loose any taxes from areas that get annexed. City property owners still pay taxes to the County.

The County just doesn't have to service those annexed areas anymore, so I can't understand why the County wouldn't want those areas annexed.
Yes, losing that area would only be a plus for them, but the most crime on the far west side is not in Alamo Ranch.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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Yup, just confirmed that. Not saying I'd like to pay more in taxes but it would make a little sense if we had to pay more to the county considering those of us in the county use the resources more.

We have a way to do that, it's called city governments who collect more taxes and provide services to suburban and urban areas. It's really simple the County should not be providing any more services than they would truly rural areas. If you live there and that is a problem, incorporate a city or get annexed by one.

These discussions should be more oriented around the ETJ and how it makes it harder for these suburban communities to incorporate to prevent annexation. One way or another these suburban communities need city government/services. The burden of providing those services should not fall on the County Government. Period.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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A large part of the concern is the shoddy justification the city is using in public statements regarding the proposed annexation. They make repeated references to protecting JBSA Lackland, and JBSA Camp Bullis from encroachment. I cannot speak to Lackland, but Camp Bullis is already shielded from encroachment through a number of means. These include the fact that the current city limits extend north along FM 3351 (Ralph Fair Rd.) to Dietz Elkhorn Rd., which is parallel to the northern Installation boundary. There are mitigating strategies through the use of Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) parcels surrounding the Installation, the Camp Bullis Dark Skies zone, etc. If protecting the military training mission from encroachment were really a concern to the city, then why did they enter into a non-annexation agreement for the large tracts of land east of Blanco on the opposite side of Camp Bullis from the area proposed for annexation?
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:44 PM
 
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Considering every single one of them, without exception, has a lower crime rate (particularly violent crimes) than the city of San Antonio, it's not such a stupid idea. They have to pay to maintain their own infrastructure and city services as well.

wow you just compared a 'city' of about 3000 to a city like SATX that has over a million.

WOW that point went WAAAAAAAAAAAY over your head!
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