In February, staff writer John Fryar reported that Boulder County homeowners were experiencing “sticker shock” upon receiving their annual property tax notices. In a separate article, he pointed out that no one had testified at the Boulder County budget hearing the previous fall to reduce the mill levy or property-tax collections.
Now is the time to act if you want to protest the county’s proposed 5.5 percent budget increase for 2017. This increase is the maximum allowed by state law. A public hearing will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder.