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Tallahassee Residents Looking for Property Tax Cut

Posted at 9:49 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 18:03:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Florida Taxwatch released the results of a poll Monday saying that City of Tallahassee residents want to see a property tax cut.

The poll, conducted on July 7th and 8th, found 57% of people who responded support splitting $5 million in surplus between providing property tax relief and infrastructure spending. Another 61% would rather see a reduction in property taxes than a reduction in business license fees.

Several groups, including Florida Taxwatch, were involved in the poll. They say, city leaders should pay attention to the results.

Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch says, "I think we have a great city and to keep it that way, I think they do need to listen and have a more balanced physical approach. The best public relations tool, time and time again, is physical stewardship."

In the proposed 2017 budget, millage rates are not increasing. The poll also found that 67% of respondents believe city employees deserve a 2% pay raise. The final budget hearings are in September, with the budget going into effect October 1, 2016.