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File #: 22-5449    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/2/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action:
Title: Request by the Office of Management and Budget to hold a public hearing for the 2022 tax rates for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Hospital District dba Harris Health, and Port of Houston Authority, as discussed by the court on September 6, 2022.
Department: Management and Budget
Department Head/Elected Official: Daniel Ramos, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Public Hearing

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

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Office of Management and Budget to hold a public hearing for the 2022 tax rates for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Hospital District dba Harris Health, and Port of Houston Authority, as discussed by the court on September 6, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:

Commissioners Court must set the 2022 tax rates for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Hospital District, and the Port of Houston. Setting rates is a multi-step process: Commissioners Court votes to propose rates (September 6) then holds a hearing and formally votes to adopt rates (September 13).

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".

The County Administrator and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recommend a combined Maintenance and Operation (M&O) and Interest and Sinking (I&S) Harris County Rate of $0.36035 per $100 of assessed value: $0.31762 for M&O and $0.04273 for I&S. The proposed rate would be a reduction in the overall rate for the fourth consecutive year.

The County Administrator and OMB recommend a Flood Control District (FCD) rate of $0.03476 per $100 of assessed value: $0.02463 for the M&O rate and $0.01013 for the I&S rate. The proposed FCD budget is $137M, which includes, an additional $5M in sediment removal and channel erosion repairs and adds an addi...

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