When you’re home to a governor and a lieutenant governor, something like this becomes a little more important. From the Gainesville Times:
Facing an $11.5 million gap in next year’s budget, Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver recommended a tax increase Thursday night.
County residents must choose between that or a “massive reduction in services,” he said, making his announcement before adjourning the meeting.
“Of my seven years on the commission, our next meeting will be one of the toughest decisions I’ll ever make as a chairman,” he said.
Oliver proposed a 1.41 mill increase in total, with a 0.6 mill roll up to account for the loss in property values and an additional 0.81 mill increase. The current millage rate is 7.77 mill…..
“I have a $180,000 house, and this increase would cost me 28 cents a day or $101.50,” he said. “Let me tell you what the other side is if we don’t participate: shutting down parks, libraries, two ambulances and taking away retirement