Thursday, October 16, 2014

7 Candidates Sign Citizens for Tax Relief Taxpayer Protection Pledge

"But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and took from them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people, but I did not do so, because of the fear of God. "
Nehemiah 5:15

In the first 24 hours of making our tax relief pledge public, SEVEN candidates for Austin City Council have signed!

The signers include:

Ed English - District 7
Laura Pressley - District 4
Erin McGann - District 9
Jason Denny - District 5
Jay Wiley - District 6
Bill Worsham - District 10
Ellen Troxclair - District 8

These candidates are committing to bring accountability to City Hall and tax relief to Austin residents. We are encouraged by the rapid support for the three tenants of the pledge:

1. Audit the City of Austin
Support and advocate for an independent operational and financial audit of all city departments and functions.

2. 20% Homestead Exemption
Support and advocate for immediate tax relief for homeowners by implementing the full 20% Homestead Exemption.

3. Budget at the Effective Tax Rate
Support and advocate for annual operating budgets that do not exceed the effective tax rate and for zero-based budgeting for all operations.

If you agree with this pledge and want to see real change come to City Hall, please forward it to every Austin voter you know. Then, "LIKE" our Facebook page -- we'll keep you posted on City Council candidates who sign the pledge so you who will take REAL steps to lower your cost of living.

Don't use Facebook? Then go to our website and click on Candidate Pledge to see who has signed.

Citizens for Tax Relief NOW is a citizen-led grassroots group that wants to make sure people like you get REAL tax relief on Election Day, not more hyperbole.

--> DON'T FORGET! Election Day is November 4, and early voting runs from Oct. 20-31.

To see who's on the ballot in the Council District where you live, CLICK HERE.

Thank you, and God bless!

Cindy Mallette
Organizer, Citizens for Tax Relief NOW

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