Here is the rest of the story:
He had to lower the rate!
He had no choice!
The tax rate went down because the appraised property values went up! In fact, they went so high that the rate had to go down so as not to trigger “roll back,” which would have mandated a drastic tax reduction.
If the tax rate had not been lowered, the 8% “greed” ceiling would have been broken, thus triggering a roll back petition for a vote by you, the citizens of Bastrop County.
Did your property taxes go down as the rate went down?