Principle: PRO-Property Rights

Homeowners are increasingly becoming more vocal and angry at local town government that looks to raise property taxes. When homeowners stick together and raise their voices, as shown in Miami-Dade, elected officials have no choice than to back down from property tax increases.

Miami Herald – Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday backed off entirely from a property-tax rate hike he had proposed a mere six days earlier, saying dissatisfied commissioners and angry residents prompted him to change his mind.

On Tuesday, Gimenez will recommend that commissioners keep most portions of the property-tax rate flat, increasing only the part that pays for big-ticket construction projects approved by voters.

“People are not in favor of any increased taxes, in any way, shape or form,” Gimenez told the Miami Herald. “I’m not deaf. I can hear the sentiment.”

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