Submission Deadline Extended to Dec. 20
“Let me encourage each county to provide data for this survey so that we can accurately explain how unfunded and partially funded mandates affect local governmental bodies and taxpayers.” Chuck Statler, Taylor County Commissioner, CJCAT Immediate Past President
The Unfunded Mandate Survey was created to help explain the cost of unfunded and underfunded mandates on property tax payers. The project is a collaborative effort of the Texas Association of Counties, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas , the Texas Conference of Urban Counties, the Texas Association of County Auditors, and the County Treasurers Association of Texas.
The online survey was sent to county auditors or treasurers on June 9.
“We default to the auditors in those counties that have them and send to the treasurers in those counties that do not,” explained Tim Brown, senior analyst with the TAC County Information Program. The original submission of Nov. 5 has been extended to Dec. 20.
For an in-depth article on the Unfunded Mandate Survey, see the October issue of County Progress or go to https://countyprogress.com/2020-unfunded-mandates-survey/.