Month: May 2022

May Social Event

Tuesday, May 17th, 6pm
Texas Hamburger Company 9010 Huebner Rd , San Antonio, TX 78240

Come meet us! We will be seated upstairs in the loft at the Texas Hamburger Company.

This is a great way to come and learn more and meet like minded people in the area. If you cannot make it and still would like to be involved feel free to reach out. You can contact the officers at officers@lpbexar.org. You can also sign up for our newsletter (link above) to stay up to date on LPBexar events and information.

Quarterly Senate District 25 Meetup

Saturday, May 14th, 2pm Old 300 BBQ 318 4th Street Blanco, TX 78606 (map)

Join us for our quarterly Senate District 25 Meet and Greet in lovely Blanco County. Come early to tour the courthouse featured in True Grit. Stay later and enjoy the many distilleries and wine bars in the square. Meet your SD25 representatives to discuss your needs for the upcoming election cycle.

What is important about the May 7th Bond Election?

Municipal bonds, tax reauthorizations, and new taxes

Text: There are too many new bonds, tax reauthorizations, and new taxes to list off all of the text here but we wish to bring the following amendments to your attention.

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – PROPOSITION A
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – PROPOSITION B
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – PROPOSITION C
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – PROPOSITION D
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – PROPOSITION E
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – PROPOSITION F
HARLANDALE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION A
HARLANDALE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION B
HARLANDALE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION C
MEDINA VALLEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION A
MEDINA VALLEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION B
NORTHSIDE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION A
CITY OF GREY FOREST – PROPOSITION A
TOWN OF HOLLYWOOD PARK – PROPOSITION A
CITY OF LIVE OAK – PROPOSITION A
CITY OF OLMOS PARK – PROPOSITION NO. 1
CITY OF SHAVANO PARK – PROPOSITION A
CITY OF TERRELL HILLS – PROPOSITION A
CITY OF WINDCREST – PROPOSITION A

LPBexar suggests a “No” vote on all municipal bonds, tax reauthorizations, and new taxes. LPTexas Platform II.1.b and II.1.e

Proposition 1 (SJR 2)

Text: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead.”

Impact: Proposition 1 would authorize the state legislature to reduce the property tax limit for school district property taxes imposed on the homesteads of elderly or disabled residents to reflect any tax rate reduction enacted by law from the preceding tax year. Specifically, in the prior tax year the legislature reduced the tax rate, but said reduction omitted the homesteads of elderly or disabled residents.

LPBexar Recommendation: LPBexar supports the elimination of all property taxes. Proposition 1 does move incrementally towards that goal by extending tax relief to persons forgotten by the duopoly. This is yet another reason that Libertarians advocate for universal tax relief, to prevent any person from being forgotten or left behind when the government picks winners and losers.

LPBexar suggests a “YES” vote on Proposition 1. LPTexas Platform II.1.b

Proposition 2 (SJR 2)

Text: “The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $25,000 to $40,000.”

Impact: Proposition 2 would increase the homestead exemption for school district property taxes from $25,000 to $40,000. This exemption was last increased in 2015 from $15,000 to $25,000 which would roughly equal $30,000 in today’s dollars when adjusted for inflation.

LPBexar Recommendation: LPBexar supports the elimination of all property taxes. Proposition 2 does move incrementally towards that goal, and provides important tax relief for homeowners struggling to keep up with inflation. Libertarians advocate expanding this important relief universally so that it may benefit renters as well as commercial and industrial property owners.

LPBexar suggests a “YES” vote on Proposition 2. LPTexas Platform II.1.b