Bob Ellis, vice chair of the Fulton County Commission, said he thinks the county’s vote on its tax rate was illegal. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM AJC FILE PHOTO
Lee Morris, a county commissioner who voted against the tax rate, agreed with Ellis. He said had the county advertised that it intended to raise more money than required, more people would have attended public hearings and voiced their opposition.
Morris is in favor of calling another vote, or holding more public hearings so taxpayers can weigh in.
“We misled the public and therefore suppressed any public comment, and I think that’s wrong,” he said.
A spokesperson for the state attorney general’s office said she couldn’t comment on the legality of the vote. Robb Pitts, the chairman of the county commission, said he thought the vote was legal, and consistent with what had been advertised.