Walker County Commissioner candidate Perry Lamb said a property tax rollback by Commissioner Bebe Heiskell does not erase tax burden caused by higher assessments.
He said, "I am encouraged to see that Bebe is preparing to lower the millage rate by 'almost a mil' after raising the millage rate last year by 'almost a mil.' The assumption is that this will make it easier to swallow the property appraisal increase just sent out by the Walker County Tax Assessor’s office.
"If you do the math, Bebe rolling back ‘almost a mil’ does not erase the tax burden for those who have complained that their property assessment went up as much as 25 percent. In fact, if you include the Development Authority increase, Bebe has raised taxes more in the last two years than she is reducing them now.”
“What this county needs is someone willing to be fiscally responsible and consistent. Walker County cannot continue down this road of wasteful spending with taxes that continue to rise except during an election year. As Walker County Commissioner, I will manage our county and departments in an efficient manner thereby eliminating these reactive responses we see from the current administration.”