5:07 am July 27, 2011, by Henry Unger
Property taxes are rising in Cobb and Clayton.
Following long-winded debate, much of it opposition from residents, Cobb commissioners Tuesday night approved a 15.7-percent millage increase, AJC reporter Janel Davis writes.
That means a $105 increase on a tax bill for a home valued between $190,000 and $210,000, Davis reports.
Meanwhile, Clayton commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday night to raise their property taxes 34 percent, despite plenty of resident opposition, AJC reporter Tammy Joyner writes.
The three commissioners who voted for the tax hike — Wole Ralph, Sonna Singleton and Gail Hambrick — quickly left the room following the meeting as residents moved toward them to ask questions, Joyner reports. Chairman Eldrin Bell and Commissioner Michael Edmondson, who opposed the increase, stayed to field inquiries from many of the more than 150 people in attendance.
An increase of 5 mills to offset a $22-million budget deficit was approved, Joyner reports.
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