Austin Property Taxes Too Expensive

RECEIVED Mon., March 7, 2005

Dear Editor,
    In 1986 I moved into my home at 309 W. 37th. That winter, I put up holiday lights to help celebrate the season. Over the past 19 years about a million people have passed in front of my home and smiled at the spinning dreydl, or laughed at the volcanic eruption. To those people I just want to say a heartfelt “thank you.” Today, our house tearfully went on the market, as we can no longer afford the outrageous tax increases that the city of Austin has decided to impose upon us. The next holiday season will undoubtedly be a very difficult one for my family and me. I hope that the city can find a way to correct their shortsighted policies that are causing so many of us to flee.
Robert T. Whyburn
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