Friday, January 28, 2022

City Council to Vote on Belhaven Tax Election

 Check out what appeared on the agenda for next week's meeting of the Jackson City Council: 



Professionally_Sketchy_Guy said...

Jackson City Council: "We can't let the other criminals have all the fun, let's rob Belhaven too."

Anonymous said...

Guess somebody has to pay the taxes.

Anonymous said...

Obviously neither of you know how a CID works.

Anonymous said...

If, you are getting nothing for your taxes now...what do you get if you pay extra ?
This has Virgi Lindsay's fingerprints ALL over it

Uneconomic Development said...

### Metro Ad Valorem Millage Rates (2020-2021) ###

Jackson = 69.03 mils (Belhaven Capital City Criminal Surcharge CID rate)

Jackson = 63.03 mils

Canton = 56.32 mils

Edwards = 47.0 mils
Clinton = 41.49 mils

Bolton = 36.3 mils
Flora = 34.5 mils
Byram = 34.1 mils
Brandon = 33.0 mils
---> Current AVERAGE = 32.94 mils <---
Raymond = 30.72 mils

Madison = 28.8 mils
Florence = 28.4 mils
Terry = 27.85 mils
Pearl = 27.5 mils

Ridgeland = 20.03 mils
Flowood = 20.0 mils

Richland = 19.0 mils
Gluckstadt = 12.0 mils

* excludes County & School District

Anonymous said...

7:47 - some of us do. And some of us have read the law that allows for a CID.

The statute is clear - it is allowed in a HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, but that does not include a Neighborhoord Association, which is what Belhaven (either, or both) are.

A HOA elects its officers. Everybody within the HOA gets a voice. And they know it and the rules when they purchase a property - because it is stated in their deeds.

But, these folks in GBANA, or BIA, or any of the other groups, don't want to accept what the statute says. (Hate to say it, but its kinda like what happened to the weed bunch, when they ran up against the State SCMS) the law does not allow for this self appointed group to collect taxes to spend as they choose - especially after the city puts their 50% administration costs (hell, somebody has to pony up for Socrates, and what he has to pass around, don't cha kno)

The law that creates a CID states that it is allowed in a HOA. Belhaven, or any iteration of it, is not in any sense of the word, a HOA. Grab your popcorn. This show should be fun to watch.

Ben Dover said...

There is a sucker born every minute.

Anonymous said...

Unless the money will fund a total encircling of Belhaven in razor wire, this is a waste.

Anonymous said...

Belhaven is on life support. MOVE,,,,

Anonymous said...

@1:45 Lawsuit challenging already planned should CID tax pass.

Imagine, If You Will... said...

So, to recap: Council is about to vote whether or not to allow something that, by law, is not legal.

Fast forward twelve years and the 'association' members discover that fifty thousand bucks is unaccounted for. Somebody gets sued. The case winds its way to the MS Supremes which rules that the collection/contribution of those moneys was not legal in the first place. Errybody shit outa luck but one guy who has a huge brick patio with dual fire pits and two wide screen TVs. And a green-egg.

Anonymous said...

Every renter would be wise to understand that by voting for this tax they will be voting for an increase in their own rent.

Anonymous said...

Lol at the people taking legal conclusions stated in the comments section at face value.

That some of you could serve on a jury is scary.

Anonymous said...

Me bets that taxes are increased, no improvements are made. Follow me for more truths about Jackson.

Anonymous said...

12:39 - Your post scares me. Can you share your thoughts on the legality of the 'association' as far as taxing residents? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

1:45 a.m.: The proposal isn't called a "CID," which I think stands for "Commercial Improvement District." It's called a "special local improvement assessment district." Beyond that, I think you're right about the HOA issue.

I don't know if Belhaven actually has an HOA, and I don't really care. I was just curious, so I looked it up, motivated by the jerk at 12:39. (BTW, 12:39, that's why we have jury instructions on the law).

"A special local improvement assessment district may be created under this section if the boundaries of the proposed special local improvement assessment district are within the boundaries of the homeowners’ association representing that area."

Miss. Code. Ann. § 21-33-553(1).

I'm not sure how the Belhaven folks intend to use the money, if their plan is approved, but the statute only says it can be used for "local improvements" and related costs. Miss. Code Ann. § 21-33-555(1).

I doubt the neighborhood can use it for law enforcement, which is an exercise of the police power, but that will probably be for a court to decide.

Anonymous said...

Belhaven could always hire Socrates Garrett and Chowke's sister as consultants, right?

Krusatyr said...

CID = Community Improvement District.

Another tool is an Overlay District like that used for Woodrow Wilson area, starting about 10 years ago, which was a localized set of zoning regulations combined with some City infrastructure improvements.

Anonymous said...

9:01, Please post a citation to the Mississippi Code that addresses Community Improvement Districts. Thanks

Anonymous said...

In other places this type of District may work but in Jackson it will we a total waste of money.

Anonymous said...

The fact that so many of you think this will work is insane. Society has collapsed .....the early stages clearly and some of you are soooo naive. Go ahead and waste your money. Meanwhile I will continue to make my acres sustainable. City folks, smh.

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