Annapolis City Tax Cap Charter Amendment (2009)
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The tax cap proposition would have limited annual tax increases to 4.5% or the rate of inflation, whichever was lowest. Anne Arundel County at the time had a tax cap. In the county the average household property taxes increased by 8 percent since 2002. However, in Annapolis - where there currently is no limit on annual property tax increases - property tax rates have gone up by 43% since 2002.
- The petition drive for the ballot measure to cap property tax increases in Annapolis was led by Herb McMillan and the Maryland Taxpayers Association.
- Brian Gill of Red Maryland supports the cap.
Path to the ballot
To qualify the measure for the November 2009 ballot, supporters were required to obtain signatures from 20% of registered voters. In Annapolis, that amounted to about 5,000 signatures. Supporters failed to collect sufficient signatures.
- ↑ Hometown Annapolis, "Plain Speaking: Petitions give city residents a chance to have their voice heard", July 10, 2009
- ↑ The Capital, "Charter amendments won't appear on ballot," October 8, 2009
- ↑ Red Maryland, "Annapolis Should Adopt Property Tax Cap", July 20, 2009
- ↑ Herb McMillan campaign website
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