Manassas May Raise Property Taxes 29%!!!

According to an article in the Washington Post, the Manassas City Council is proposing raising property taxes 29% in order to fund a new fire and rescue department and additional police positions.   Residents will have a chance to comment on 4/21 at 7:30PM at the city council meeting.

The proposal is to raise the real estate tax rate from 85.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to $1.015.   The new tax rate would fund the city’s proposed $309.4 million budget, which is 6.4% higher than this year’s budget.   Next year’s budget also cuts $115,000 that would have gone to bike trails, crosswalks and playground equipment.

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