Amarillo City Council members have voted to issue $7 million in debt for park lighting projects, with Councilman Cole Stanley casting the sole vote against the item.
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Local taxpayers could be hit by a tax increase of $20 per year tax as part of the proposed $35 million project.
Voters reject city council’s push for the largest tax increase in Amarillo history.
After moving forward with a controversial plan to issue debt to pay for a new city hall, council members pulled back on the proposal.
Amarillo City Council places 24 percent tax increase on November ballot.
Voters in Amarillo may decide the fate of a proposed 24 percent property tax increase.
Craig Gualtiere announces support from more than 10,000 Amarillo voters seeking to have a say on building a new city hall using taxpayer-funded debt.
“I am and will ALWAYS be a believer that the taxpayers should have a voice in how their money is spent,” Jackson said.
Councilman Cole Stanley casts sole vote against maximum $2 million contract.
Amarillo businessman Craig Gualtiere has started a petition and filed a lawsuit aimed at giving voters a say on the Amarillo City Council’s plan to move forward with a $35 million city hall project.