A proposal to help senior citizens with their property tax bills was unveiled Tuesday.
The proposal comes from Dan Robinson, the democrat candidate for House District 55.
He says there are needed adjustments to the Senior Homestead Exemption.
Currently the exemption reduces property taxes by 50% for those over 65-years old, who've lived in their home for at least ten years.
If for any reason the person moves, they are disqualified from this benefit.
Robinson says if elected, he'll work to make sure the exemption follows the senior to their next home.
“It benefits the person who's spent ten years paying taxes on a property and it benefits a population group that deserves it,” Robinson said.
Levi Lucero says, “It doesn't make any sense for a person that has earned a privileged for this tax exemption to loose those privileges just because he is in the need to buy another house.”
Lucero is one senior who would benefit from Robinson’s proposal.
17 % of homeowners in Mesa County are over 65-years old.
Robinson says he also plans on teaming up with CMU to provide interest summer seminars for seniors.
He says those seminars would generate revenues and marketing opportunities for the university, while attracting more baby-boomers to our area.
Robinson is running against republican Representative Ray Scott.