Turner Now Says It Is Unlikely Repeal Of Revenue Cap Will Be

Posted on September 2, 2019Categories rctitncdTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Turner Now Says It Is Unlikely Repeal Of Revenue Cap Will Be

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:08 X Al OrtizHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner is tentatively reversing course on his plans for the City’s revenue cap and now says it is not likely that a proposition to repeal the cap will be included on the November ballot.Sylvester Turner is tentatively reversing course on his plans for the City’s revenue cap and now says it is not likely that a proposition to repeal the cap will be included on the November ballot, as he intended.The November ballot will already include a proposition on the City’s pension obligation bonds, which amount to $1 billion.The approval of that proposition, which was included in the final version of the bill that the Texas Legislature approved this year regarding the Mayor’s pension reform plan, is the last step for the pension reform to become a reality.“Do I want to run the risk of losing the reforms that we’ve made to our pension system that have been hurting this city for seventeen years? No,” Turner said during the customary press conference held after the City Council’s meeting.The November ballot will also include bonds for general improvements in Houston which would be in the hundreds of millions.Bob Stein, a Political Science professor at Rice University, says Turner’s change of mind is wise because “…you put that in front of voters and they’re gonna have a hard time swallowing it and, if you added to that the revenue cap repeal, I think you would get people voting against all three.”Houstonians approved the revenue cap in 2005 and eliminating it could mean a property tax increase.Turner has supported repealing the cap, or at least changing it, since he was campaigning for Mayor back in 2015 because he contends it holds down the City’s budget and limits the ability to provide services. Sharelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The burgeoning tourist

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe burgeoning tourist mecca of Los Cabos has attracted attention from Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand. Ownership of the award-winning Resort at Pedregal will switch hands and rebrand as Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. The 115-room and suite luxury retreat is perched on an oceanside mountain and beach and will debut in Q4 2019.The resort boasts an extensive list of industry accolades, including TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice awards No. 1 of the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico, No. 1 of the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Mexico and No. 7 of the Top 25 Hotels in the World in 2019.All rooms and suites offer ocean views, private plunge pools and a refined, upscale design inspired by the surrounding area’s natural elements. A fusion of modern luxury and authentic Mexican style, rooms feature rainforest showers, standalone bathtubs, outdoor areas with fire pits, private chefs and more.Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal’s TunnelThe resort can only be reached by Mexico’s privately owned tunnel, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula.From marine life to mountain trails, the retreat offers a curated collection of luxury experiences that highlight the Baja Peninsula’s diverse land, wildlife and people. Local partners include naturalists, adventurers and farmers who create itineraries designed to inspire exploration beyond the resort.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more