Thanks for the recap.
Now that we have clear confirmation of erroneous legislative language (HB 596) that makes our homestead property tax freeze disappear if the eHOST /SPLOST referendum passes, we should all be working to stop the referendum from being called by BOC rather than spending our time on changing the distribution formula via an IGA.
We cannot rely on a promised legislative fix in January and simply hope it can be retroactive. The stakes for our citizens are too high to take this risk.
In my personal view, any city approving and/or encouraging the SPLOST resolution and companion IGA at this point, especially with the new information on HB 596 now known and confirmed, is putting its citizens last, not first.
Thanks again for your recap and your service for DMA.
From Commissioner Nancy Jester:
Nancy's blog goes into more detail about why this county SPLOST could result in massive tax increases for Dunwoody homeowners:
Below is the video I streamed live from the Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting on July 10.
Dunwoody City Council voted last week, 6-1, to defer entering into an IGA with the county on spending projects for this proposed SPLOST. There is no project list and for all of the reasons described above by our representatives, it looks like a financially bad deal for our city. The special called meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, July 18 at 8:00 AM at council chambers.
Dunwoody City Council (esp Shortal) please note:
The DHA was the forum by which Commissioner Jester could direct her comments to the public and field any questions. The Dunwoody Homeowners Association did not vote to take a position on her comments. So if there's any negative fallout from whatever your decision is, kindly refrain from backlashing the DHA. It isn't their fault.