Property values cause ire

Jennifer Fry

Staff writer

Lively discussion about recently increased property valuations filled the room Tuesday as the Uvalde County Appraisal District’s directors’ monthly meeting got underway.

Soon after the call to order at 5:19 p.m., the floor was opened for public comment. Two men, William Quiñones and Rodrigo Rodriguez, who own multiple properties in the community complained about recent valuation changes.

William Quiñones presented to the board a detailed assessment of the recent changes. Some of his property values increased by 12.64 percent, which he said should not happen.

“With all these values,” he said, “maybe we should go up in small increments… so everybody’s pocketbook won’t be hit all at once.

“I agree we need to have an increase,” he said, “but maybe half of what they want. And then next year, we can catch up.”

He suggested this would be the best option to prepare the public for increased tax expenses.


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