County Set to Vote on Property Tax Increase
POSTED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 6:03am
UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 5:14pm
EL PASO- In just a few hours, County Commissioners are expected to vote whether or not to raise property taxes.
The vote comes more than a month after commissioners slashed budgets across the board to prevent taxes from being raised.
County Commissioners will consider a hike that could cost the average homeowner an extra $41 a year in property taxes.
Many El Pasoans feel they can't afford the extra cost, while commissioners are split on the issue.
The proposed tax rate is the 38th item on today's meeting agenda. That means it could be late morning or early afternoon before we find out the results.
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