Brookhaven, GA, June 18 – Tuesday, the City of Brookhaven held two of three required Public Hearings regarding a Notice of Property Tax Increase and the city’s tax rate. The first meeting was held at 10:30 AM and the second at 7:00 PM.
At both meetings City Finance Director, Bonnie Kline gave a brief presentation that outlined the numbers. Kline said the proposed millage rate of 2.85, if adopted, will stay the same as last year.
Citizens who spoke during both meetings sent a clear message to the Council to roll-back the city tax rate, to “exercise local control” and reduce the net tax burden to city residents.
According to citizens calculations, if the city were to roll-back the tax rate to the suggested 2.569 mills, it would mean a savings to taxpayers of approximately $704,000.
More details in the two videos attached to this story.
The next and last hearing on this matter will be June 30th at City Hall at 10:30 AM when the Council is scheduled to vote on adoption.