barrbower Posted January 12 Report Share Posted January 12 Our predial went up about 300% for this year. Still low compared to US or Canada but we also don't get much for our money. New comers are primarily responsible for the home values skyrocketing. We are also mostly to thank for many quality of life improvements in this area and we continue to add millions of dollars to the local economy every month and most locals understand the trade off. The average increase for a typical Mexican homeowner's predial was much lower because the average value of those homes is much lower. We all understand that. I asked the clerk at the moment I was paying if folks were complaining about the increase and she confirmed that they are. I asked what improvements in services would we see with all the extra cash flowing into the local budget. She laughed and said it wasn't her department... But it is somebody's department so I'd like to know. I think a list of proposed items should be published, discussed publicly, then generally agreed upon. We all have hope things like road/street repairs, lighting improvements, trash collection, policing, traffic management, etc. will get some additional attention. But not many of us have much faith that will happen. We mostly expect the additional funds to just disappear by the time the current administration is out of office. I hope I'm wrong but history is a powerful teacher. Government at all levels in all countries doesn't usually prevent or solve problems...it administers problems. There is profit in that process and most of the time it benefits the administration and friends and families who want to stay in power or have access to that power for financial gain. It would be wonderful if our local government would be the exception to the norm and we could start to see some cooperative efforts that benefit the local community. Alan 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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