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Odessa Residents Defeat Major Tax Hike

Odessa Residents Defeat Major Tax Hike

Although initially proposing a major property tax hike, Ector County Hospital Board decided to withdraw from their proposal after almost 50 residents attended a public hearing to express their opposition to the tax hike. The board, instead, passed a tax rate slightly lower than the effective rate.

Odessa Hospital Hiked Property Taxes to Acquire Unnecessary Land

Odessa Hospital Hiked Property Taxes to Acquire Unnecessary Land

The Ector County Hospital Board has proposed a major tax hike for property owners that would generate approximately $2 million in additional revenue for the hospital. The increase is needed to “save lives”, according a hospital leaders. However, just weeks prior to the tax increase proposal, board members approved a $2 million land for no specific reason besides “future growth”.