The Courier reported that Commissioners Court members “agreed to increase the recently adopted homestead exemption from 10 percent to 20 percent” on March 29, 2017 which would “require the court to make budget cuts to make up for $28 million in lost property tax revenues in Fiscal Year 2018.”
Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark, and Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal voted yes, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador voted no, making it a 4-1 vote for the larger property tax break.
Learn more about the Commissioners Court session and vote here.
Source: The Courier. “Noack, Clark, Riley lead charge for larger county property tax break” by Catherine Dominguez. 2017, March 29.