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File #: 21-4849    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for discussion to propose tax rates for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Hospital District, and the Port of Houston Authority, with rates to be adopted at a subsequent meeting.
Attachments: 1. 21-4849 Tax Rate Proposal.pdf
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Department: Management and Budget

Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry, County Administrator


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Discussion Item

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for discussion to propose tax rates for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Hospital District, and the Port of Houston Authority, with rates to be adopted at a subsequent meeting.
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Background and Discussion:
* Commissioners Court must set the 2021 tax rates for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Hospital District, and the Port of Houston. The outside deadline to adopt rates is October 15, 2021.? Setting rates is a three-step process: Commissioners Court votes to propose rates (September 14), then holds a hearing (September 21), then formally votes to adopt rates (September 28).?
* The range of rates Commissioners Court can adopt is set by statute and cannot exceed the "Voter Approval Rate" without an election. ?If Commissioners Court fails to adopt rates, the rates revert to the "No-New Revenue Rates" which, despite their name, bring in substantially less revenue to the County.?
* The current tax value from the Harris County Appraisal District, $518B, is about 3% higher than last year's tax value. The majority of this increase is from $11B of new construction additions. Litigation losses will likely offset most of the property appreciation.?
* The County Administrator and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recommend an all-in rate of $0.58585 per 100 dollars of assessed value, which would be a reduction in the overall rate for the third consecutive year.
* The tax office has separately transmitted to court the no-new revenue rates and voter approval rates. A short presentation will be circulated in advance of the September...

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