Carol Sbarge of Channel 2 Action News had this noon report on today’s hearing on a proposed tax increase in DeKalb County. It didn’t get a good reception:
One after another, residents demanded the County Commission not raise the tax rate 4.5 mills as advertised. That rate would increase taxes $93 a year for the average home in the county, which lost value, but could tack up to $451 a year for a home in which its value remained the same.
Instead, residents directed the county to think about cutting services and to definitely cut personnel.
“If you made a 40 percent cut in employees in this county, you wouldn’t miss a one of them,” said Blue Anderson, an insurance worker from Dunwoody. “You are going to have to cut.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider