It’s still too early to decide whether or not Rosenberg residents will see a tax cut in the next fiscal year.
But one thing is for certain — some citizens will get some relief through new tax exemptions.
At the Rosenberg City Council meeting Tuesday, council members voted to hike tax exemptions on the homesteads of disabled homeowners.
Currently, the city offers a 10% homestead value exemption or $5,000, whichever is greater, according to city staff.
The consensus of council was to increase the residential homestead exemption to 15% of the appraised value or a minimum of $5,000.
The current exemption for the disabled homeowner is $60,000.
Council agreed to increase the disabled exemption to $75,000.
According to Assistant City Manager Joyce Vasut, the impact on property tax revenues total $174,000 as follows:
- Residential homestead exemptions — $165,000; and
- Disabled persons exemption — $9,000
Council member Isaac Davila made a motion to increase the tax exemptions.
The motion was seconded by council member Alicia Casias.
The next council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 15 at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St.
Citizens wishing to speak to the council must sign up before the meeting begins.
Citizens will be allowed to attend council meetings, but must first be screened for symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a temperature check; and are encouraged to wear a protective mask while in Rosenberg City Hall.