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Re: “Durham City Council Votes to Provide Grants to Some Southside Residents Struggling with Property Tax Bills

If someone's property taxes went up, doesn't that mean their property values went up as well? The average property value in Durham went up 14% in the last re-evaluation. If your taxes went up, that means your property value rose more than the average, 14%.

The loan program, with money only due when the property is sold, was the fairer way to go. Taxpayers should not be subsidizing other property owners whose property value is increasing faster than the average. The whole point of reevaluation is to spread the tax burden fairly.

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Posted by Durham451 on 08/10/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “If Wake County Doesn’t Have Extra Money for Schools, Should It Spend Millions to Turn a Failed Golf Course into a Park?

I wish Durham had a chance to do this with the lightly-used Hillandale Golf Course. It would be a great place for a park with trails, bike paths, athletic fields, water-quality features, public gardens - all right in town.

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Posted by Durham451 on 08/05/2017 at 6:19 PM

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