County Set to Vote on Property Tax Increase

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POSTED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 7:03am

UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 6:14pm

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.

NewsChannel 9 will be following this story all day, so be sure to keep checking our website for updates.

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Maybe if we get the crooks and theives out of our local government and elect honest people who know how to handle money, El Paso would be in a better financial situation.I still want to know where the billions of dollars collected each year in property taxes here in the city of El Paso are? Start holding people accountable. e.g. vacant properties: find the owners, have them pay the taxes on the properties. Sell if no interest from owner.

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