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Rochester council caps 2024 property tax levy

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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ROCHESTER — The Rochester City Council voted 6-1 Monday to cap the city’s property tax collection in 2023 at $101.5 million. “This is the top we can go,” council member Shaun Palmer said of the approved preliminary tax levy to fund the current version of a proposed 2024 city budget. “We can always go lower before Dec. 4.” Council member Patrick Keane said the proposed 9.44% increase “feels high,’ but he pointed out it’s the amount needed to maintain existing services that are expected by city residents amid increasing costs...

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