Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Increase and Infrastructure Needs

The following message comes from our City Council:
Thursday, August 15
6:00 p.m.
City & County Building
451 South State Street, Room 315

The Council is holding its final public hearing to gain feedback regarding the $8 million proposed property tax increase to speed up much-needed repairs around the City and bolster public safety personnel.

The proposed property tax increase would result in an additional $67.93 on homes valued at $250,000 and $494.00 on commercial properties valued at $1 million. The increase would be included on property tax bills issued this fall.

But it’s not final yet and won’t be until after a Truth-in-Taxation public hearing on Thursday, August 15. Council Members are looking to use these additional tax dollars primarily for deferred maintenance projects in categories such as streets, transportation, parks/open spaces and City facilities. More examples can be found here.
For more information on the City’s budget & tax proposal, click here.
Questions to Consider:
  • How can we build better foundations in our City?
  • How would you spend new tax dollars? Would you invest in improving core services and the City’s infrastructure, such as streets, sidewalks, parks, and bike lanes?
  • What are the most important elements in the latest City budget & tax proposal?
Let us know what you think of this City budget & tax proposal by attending the public hearing, by visiting Open City Hall or by:
Tell your friends and neighbors by forwarding this message or our informational postcard! The Council would like as much feedback from the public as possible and all comments will be taken into consideration. 

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