El Paso City Council approves property tax rate hike

El Paso News
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El Paso city leaders made it official on Tuesday; the city property tax rate is going up again.

The city council approved the rate hike along with the city’s $989 million budget for next fiscal year. The vote was 7 to 1 with Westside Rep. Peter Svarzbein the only vote against.

The tax rate will increase from the current 80 cents per $100 of property value to a little over 84 cents. That means someone with a home valued at $125,000 will pay an extra $50 before exemptions.

On Monday, El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez said the city is looking to spend $18 million on public safety, including 30 new firefighter trainees, new fire trucks and ambulances, and 140 police officer trainees.

Gonzalez said the city will also invest $7 million in street maintenance and repairs.

“We have put together a more robust program to reach out to the public and get their input,” Gonzalez said. “And what they’ve told us is, ‘streets, streets, streets.'”

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