1- This is a very good point about the government needing to find alternative sources if they don't get enough from property taxes or increase rates. Do you feel like it is a good idea for the government unit to go to the taxpayers for ideas on how to best handle this? Why or why not? 2- Using market value is definitely one way that real estate taxes are already being determined but what do you think `about when the housing market fell and the neighborhood's property taxes remained the same amount.? As local citizens, we are able to attend meetings that discuss how our taxes and other revenues are spent. I think having a more equitable real estate assessment would mean that the citizens are involved with determining the beginning amount as well as how its distributed. Being a part of how the money is spent might result in no new assessment or determination needed.