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.