Comfortable, that's how Mayor Williams feels about the property tax rate hike. he and a majority of the council approved of a 58.5 cent rate (pre $100 of assessed value) in a first ordinance reading. The final reading and vote is upcoming.
The rate is lower than that first proposed in the city manager's 2010 budget, but councilmembers Terry Seamens and Josh Wright, were NOT comfortable with the lowered rate, each saying they though it should be lower still.
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