“We did the best we could with very little money, but we’ve sure learned a lot,” he said, adding that the Parker County Elections Office did not inform him of all the petition requirements.
“They’ve won the first battle, but I don’t really think there’s going to be a war. I think most don’t want to pursue it, but I’m going to leave it up to them.”
Johnson said, two other petitions he presented to the city — one to increase the homestead exemption for those over 65 and those who are disabled and one to freeze taxes for those over 65 and those who are disabled — appear likely to produce results.
“They indicated they will pass the freeze and exemption,” he said, noting the council voted to have staff do a financial analysis on an ordinance to increase the exemption and prepare paperwork on a freeze.
“It was a pretty good night.”