City Council rejects property tax cut listen09/11/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Last night the Tampa City Council rejected a proposal by a citizens advisory group to reduce property taxes in the city, and instead voted to keep it at the same as last yearâ€™s level.
The Citizens Advisory Group suggested reducing the property tax rate by 5 percent, and covering the $8 million in lost revenue with money from reserve funds.
But the Council rebuked the groupâ€™s idea on a 6-1 vote. Councilmember Mary Mulhern was the lone dissenter.
The Citizens Advisory Council was made up of representatives of the community named by each council member except Thomas Scott.