The Tax Rate Election era begins

Child care is a good reason to raise taxes. More reasons will come.

The Tax Rate Election era begins
I appreciate that Blazer Tag, located at the Godforsaken Southwood Shopping Center on the SH 71 frontage road, has bike racks, no matter how rarely they may be used.

Travis County leaders did something big the other day. Luz Moreno-Lozano reports for KUT:

Travis County residents could vote on a tax rate increase in November that would be used to expand access to early childhood care and after-school and summer services for low-income families.
A ballot referendum was approved by Travis County commissioners Tuesday.
The measure would ask voters to approve a 2.5 cent increase per $100 of a home's value. That would amount to about $123 annually for the average homeowner. 

This is a great idea and I'm glad the county, rather than the city, is taking the lead. First because there are lots of families in need outside of city limits and second because there are a lot of tax dollars to be collected in Westlake and Lakeway.