By Rebecca Chase Williams, Dunwoody Crier
At a time when many cities and counties are looking to increase taxes to cover budget deficits, the Chamblee City Council Monday night, voted to lower the city’s millage rate from 7.95 to 7.4. Despite some debate as to how much to lower the tax rate, the city council and mayor agreed that the budget was strong enough to afford the half-mill decrease.
“I pushed for it,” said Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson. “I thought they (the city council) could have gone lower, closer to five or six mills, but they also wanted to be fiscally conservative and be able to provide the same level of services.”
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