June 24, 2014
Please join me and Senator Fran Millar for a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, which is located south of I-285 and north of Harts Mill Road.
Our community has been hit especially hard with property assessment increases for the 2014 tax year. At this meeting, we will explain in detail how to properly file an appeal. There is more to the appeal process than simply sending a letter that you disagree with your assessment on the basis of fair market value. However, if armed with the right information, it is a process that homeowners can handle on their own.
The deadline for DeKalb County property assessment appeals is July 14. Fulton County appeals are due July 21.
We also will discuss state and local issues.
June 17, 2014
I am passing along this message from my colleague, State Rep. Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek). I urge my Sandy Springs constituents to contact Chairman John Eaves as requested in Rep. Riley’s message:
“On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will be voting on a 17% property tax rate increase. In 2013, The Georgia General Assembly approved House Bill 604, sponsored by Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, which prohibited the Fulton County Commission from enacting a tax increase in 2014. Contrary to law, the Fulton County Commission has taken preliminary action to move forward to increase property taxes.
Fulton County citizens must call Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves immediately and request that he vote NO on a proposed 17% property tax rate increase before the Commission votes on Wednesday, June 18th. Chairman Eaves may be reached at 404-612-8206 or by email to [email protected]
Let’s rally the taxpayers of Fulton County to demand that the Fulton County Commission rejects a property tax increase in 2014!”