Another tax rate hike proposed for south Fulton

Fulton County is proposing yet another tax rate increase for unincorporated south Fulton next year, raising the rate by 19 percent. The area’s special tax pays for city-type services such as police, fire protection, parks, planning and zoning and code enforcement. The proposed 2-mill increase would translate to an extra $100 on a $200,000 home, though many properties in the area have plummeted in value and might not see any extra taxes.

South Fulton Commissioner Bill Edwards is holding a series of “Bill on the Budget” public meetings to keep residents informed about the process. The next one will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cliftondale Auditorium at 4645 Butner Road. Information: 404-612-3079.

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