Why Is All The New Building Not Saving Us From A 40-Cent City Property Tax Increase? - And Response

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

With the number of homes, apartments and condos built downtown, why is a 40 percent property tax increase necessary? 

Are these new structures on the paying property tax role? 

I need to know what’s going on downtown and why isn’t that money benefiting the city? 

Georgia Vaughn 

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The answer is that tax exemptions for these projects have been given out freely and without thought for the greater good.

John L. Odom


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