8 Jul

The city budget that was proposed today by City of Lubbock staffers keeps taxes flat, BUT would raise stormwater fees by 50% on homeowners and steep hikes to businesses to cover road maintenance.

The council will decide later on the budget and how much more (if any) you will fork over.

The word fee is funny. For some reason people are OK with fees, but not taxes. I hope people remember that fees ARE taxes! It’s just a nicer word than tax. We’ve all heard that some want to raise the gas TAX to pay for roads. Well if the City Council wants to raise your stormwater FEE by 50% to maintain roads, what’s the difference?

Fees=Taxes. Just remember.


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