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Yes! Texas Legislators know it is a shambles! That is why the Legislature created Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code. (www.chapter313.com) This allows the "right" kind of people can get their appraisal value reduced by 84%! Some even higher!
Establish elected Appraisal Board of DIrectors to replace the current boards appointed by the very taxing authorities; cities, counties and school districts.
Audits of prior actions by appraisal districts should be reviewed for malfeasance and possible inappropriate exemptions.
There is an effort to get major reforms of the Texas Appraisal system in place. It will take a real grassroots commitment to force our legislators to do the hard work required.
After leading the exposure of Chapter 313 with all of its malfeasance, it is apparent that appraisal values can be capricious and easily manipulated for a select few.
Result, Texas Taxpayers are subsidizing school district property taxes for mega corporations, some of which are not even based in the United States.
I spent 5 years rallying Texans to have their senators rid Texas of Chapter 313.
I personally primaried the Comptroller when he took it on himself to be less transparent on rules to report the $1billion annual cost to Texas Taxpayers.
Please rally with me again!
Mark V. Goloby was born where many great Texans are from, Tennessee. Mark’s family moved to Houston when he was 3 and grew up close to the Astrodome.
Mark graduated from Texas A&M in 1981 with a BBA in Accounting. Mark started working in Internal Audit for Dresser Industries then worked for GTE Mobilnet (now Verizon) Texas Region as a Controller.
Mark founded TC Technologies and has been pioneering wireless remote monitoring, data applications for over 25 years. He has delivered wireless solutions in a wide variety of applications from cathodic protection on pipelines to wireless mesh networks to monitor a wide variety of wellhead production, measurement, and processing equipment on the well pad.
He has been very active on a number of issues and served on numerous association boards. Within the oil and gas industry, Mark orchestrated a fight of local control over oil and gas operations in several small East Texas cities. The result was a complete shutdown of the initiative and retraction from these cities trying to usurp the authority of the Texas Railroad Commission.
Mark was instrumental in getting Texas Independent Producer and Royalty Owners (TIPRO) to participate in the Texas State Convention. This was the first time the oil and gas industry has ever attended a state political convention.
Mark was able to get the Texas Republican Party to adopt Repeal Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code into the 2018 Texas Republican Platform. A similar plank was put in the Democrat Platform. Mark championed ending the 313 abatements for over 5 years. This effort culminated in the Texas Senate allowing 313 to expire in this regular 87th Legislative Session.
Mark has been Chairman of the East Texas Energy Symposium for 11 years. The symposium brings topics pertinent to the East Texas operator. The proceeds have raised over $200,000 to support The East Texas Oil Museum.
Mark has been a champion of property rights and is a member of Houston Property Rights Association. He has advocated for more eco-friendly use of property, spearheading the conversion of the neighborhood flood detention facility into a Naturescape transforming a neighborhood blight into an amenity.
Mark serves as the Treasurer of The Executive Council in Houston. An organization that brings in topical speakers for a bi-monthly luncheon and serves as the Schoolboard and Curriculum Chair for BIZPAC.