Mesa Unified School District – Raising Property Taxes – Again

All over the state, these property tax rate hikes are popping up in our local newspapers. You won’t find these notices online. The schools, as a matter of routine, are raising the Primary Property tax of every homeowner in every school district. You heard about Gilbert. You heard that a group of citizens attended the Board meeting and spoke out, and the Board did NOT pass the increase.
Here’s a notice that appeared in the "East Valley Tribune" a few days ago. Please contact Harry Mathews of the Education Action Committee (EAC) at about attending this meeting on Tuesday, July 13! Please speak out, or be there in support. Numbers help!
“In compliance with 15-905.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, Mesa Unified School District is notifying its property taxpayers of Mesa Unified School District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010. The Mesa Unified School District is proposing an increase in its primary property tax levy of $1,424,000.
The amount proposed above will cause Mesa Unified School District’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to increase from $40.38 to $44.19.
These amounts proposed are above the qualifying levies as prescribed by state law, if applicable. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.
All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the proposed tax increase scheduled to be held July 13, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Curriculum Services Center, Building #2, located at 549 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona.”