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Ernest Moosa

How Much is Too Much?

By: Ernest Moosa That’s the question Johns Creek residents have been asking themselves this week after their City Council voted to select a millage rate that adds millions more to a growing budget surplus. Three Council Members(Bradberry, Coughlin, and Endres) all proposed millage rates that were lower than the Roll Back rate advertised by the …

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It’s Not Your Assessments That Will Increase Your Property Tax Bills…

It’s  entertaining watching politicians working overtime to protect us by focusing on (Pick One): A)  Rising Property Valuations OR B)   Making sure they start the Property Tax discussions with the Roll-Back Millage Rate Which do you feel is the most critical part of this upcoming issue regarding YOUR property taxes? There has been nothing …

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A Development Authority for Johns Creek? Just Say No

Amazon is presently inviting US cities to outbid each other in a contest to host its “second headquarters”, waving the promise of 50,000 jobs and $5bn of investment in front of the winning applicant. Maryland offered $5bn of tax incentives – dollar for dollar the same as the pledged investment – for the company to …

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Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann to hold Town Hall Meeting to discuss 2018 Property Assessments

Assessment Notices will be mailed late May Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, District 1, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on April 24th at Chattahoochee High School to discuss 2018 Property Assessments in order to provide information and assistance to understanding how property is assessed. Assessment Notices will be mailed late May. “It is my …

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The Property Tax Model is Broken Beyond Repair

Let’s be honest. The system of collecting taxes for county, city, and school taxes is broken. And the larger the area dependent on funding from property taxes, the more broken it becomes. North Fulton County residents pay tremendously more for the same county services than South Fulton residents.  Why? Here are three reasons it needs …

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Johns Creek: Second Best Suburb(and Now City) in Georgia(And Here’s Why)

Recently Johns Creek was named the second best suburb(and Now City) in Georgia to live.  Coming in second to Decatur, I was curious as to what makes up that ranking (and what role might our local government take in that ranking.  Interestingly enough, other communities are omitted from the suburb category but are some of …

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