Property tax hike proposed in Safety Harbor
SAFETY HARBOR| At at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 15, the City Commission will host hearings on the proposed 2015 budget. Among the highlights:
*The property tax rate would jump nearly 9 percent from $3.73 per $1,000 of taxable assessed property value would rise to $4.05 - aiding a bump in revenue from higher property values by generating nearly $600,000 for city coffers.
*The city would spend $1.6 million for design and other startup costs for a long-anticipated waterfront park along Old Tampa Bay.
*The controversial monthly $4.25 streetlight fee would decrease $3.25 per month, or $39 a year - a savings of $12.
More details here. The new budget year starts Oct. 1.