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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 2:13pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Some City Council members applauded each other today after raising the city's property tax rate by what they call a "nominal amount."
El Paso's elected officials say the tax rate could have been raised a lot higher, but thanks to some slashing about $3.4 million from the budget, the city raised the property tax by 2.2 percent. Which means $28 more for an averaged valued home.
While various department's budgets were decreased, the City decided to increase other departments such as Police and Fire.