This is just in from FBN regarding Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3 in Missouri City. If this information is confirmed that means the district has agreed to not accept the ad valorum taxes within TIRZ 3 for approximately 20 years. The FBISDWatch question is why would the district that traditionally hasn't participated in these taxing zones suddenly change its mind? Also apparently appointed to the zone by the Missouri City council is a school board member.
We will update this at intervals...
2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)