Dallas city councilmember Cara Mendelsohn issued a memo expressing grave concern over the city’s finances and future. The memo further called attention to the plight of struggling property taxpayers and outlined numerous methods by which to deliver them meaningful tax relief.

“To those on the Dallas city council fighting hard to put families first, I say—THANK YOU,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “By almost every measure, the city of Dallas spends too much, employs too many, and raises taxes too often for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to succeed. It’s time to rein in the excesses of city government so that everyone can prosper.”

“The city of Dallas’ proposed tax rate ($0.7393 per $100 value) makes no sense given that property value growth is through the roof, inflation has wrecked most family budgets, and virtually every other neighboring community imposes a dramatically lower rate” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “City hall must take meaningful action now to cut spending so that they can adopt a much lower tax rate in the near future. Preferably, the no-new-revenue tax rate.”