10:49 am June 29, 2009, by Henry Unger
What do you think?
The Atlanta City Council raised property taxes today to close a $56 million budget gap and end furloughs of city employees, AJC staffer Eric Sturgis reports.
For the average city homeowner, the increase amounts to $250 on a $240,000 home, officials said.
Is this the right move or should city officials have cut spending?
The City Council’s 8-7 vote in favor of the property-tax increase broke down like this:
Yes: Carla Smith, Ivory Lee Young, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Anne Fauver, Felicia Moore, C.T. Martin, Joyce Sheperd, Ceasar Mitchell.
No: Kwanza Hall, Cleta Winslow, Howard Shook, Clair Muller, Jim Maddox, Mary Norwood, H. Lamar Willis.
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