Friday, June 10, 2005

Property tax hike

Elizabethan Jennifer Roberts voted with the majority on the Mecklenburg County commision to raise property taxes 10.6%. The centerpiece of the budget is an additional $8 million for our schools, bringing the county's share to $291 million. If you spend time at any of our schools it's clear the need is there. According to charlotte.com's calculator, I'll pay less than $25 extra a month in property taxes. I'm willing to do that. What do you think?

2 comments:

Vail Ave Blogger said...

I hope increasing taxes forces some property turnover. We need fewer rentals in Elizabeth.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the taxes ... they are certainly less that where I came from ... Chicago. I guess my question is always how efficiently we use the taxes we currently collect, and what is a ultimately a good percentage. It can't be 10% now, and another 10% later.