The following letter was sent by H. LeRoy Whiteley, Jr., president of Marylanders for Fair Property Taxation:
The March on Annapolis continues. This week Delegate Wayne Norman cross-filed HB 204 –the Task Force bill authored by Senator Barry Glassman. We need to this bill passed to have a study of the property assessment and appeals procedure performed with a positive result of a fair, equitable, unbiased, uniform, and up to date assessment system being developed so that property assessments are commensurate with actual market values.
You can find the full bill on line at www.mlis.state.md.us. Look for the scheduled hearing dateand attend the hearing. Sadly, the only way we seem to get any attention to get some elected officials to do the job they were elected to do, is to get in their face. Politicians only know numbers?? We need to fill the room to show we are serious. We will be arranging bus trips on hearing dates. Stay tuned??
Contact the members of the Ways and Means Committee and your respective legislators to sign on and support this legislation. Ways and Means Committee members e-mail addresses are all in this format followed by @house.state.md.us
HARFORD COUNTY BUDGET ALERT
On January 26, 2010 at 6 PM at the C. Milton Wright High School County Executive David Craig will conduct the first budget hearing of the year. This is our opportunity to voice concerns about our tax rate, tax cap, taxes in general, and how OUR money is spent. Attend this meeting and express your feelings before the budget is developed and is submitted to the County Council for itsaction. NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN. ATTEND AND SPEAK OUT OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES??
Remember, Nothing Happens Unless We Make It Happen??