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Proposed water tax hike for Rosedale-Rio Bravo residents

Posted at 9:33 AM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 12:33:31-04

Property owners within the boundaries of the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District might be seeing a significant hike in their water tax.

A notice of public hearing and ballot were sent out this week to vote on a proposed assessment that could mean as much as a 3750% increase for some property owners.

The district says there are two primary factors which lead to the need to increase their assessment authority: 

  • The costs for water have increased and are expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future
  • The potential loss of revenue from water management programs due to drought conditions.

The district has posted more assessment information on their website and will be hosting two landowner workshops to review the proposed increase with landowners.

  • April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridge Bible Church, 2225 Stockdale Hwy.
  • May 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the District office, 849 Allen Rd.

The public hearing to consider the proposed assessment increase and to count the ballots will be held on May 22, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the District offices.