Thursday night is the only chance the public has to voice their opinion on a proposed property tax hike for Mecklenburg County property owners.
County commissioners have been told they have a tough choice to make with this year’s budget.
The interim city manager told commissioners last week they either had to raise taxes or cut services.
The county could raise taxes by 2 and half cents.
To put that in perspective, the tax would be about $50 for a $200,000 home.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School gets a large portion of the tax money each year, but this increase would go to expand other services, including new parks, technology and computer services, homeless services and even the court assessor’s office all will get close to $1 million or more in extra money next year.
Channel 9 did find where the county is cutting about $10 million in spending. They said that was by making services such as Medic more efficient.
The public hearing is Thursday night at the Government Center at 6 p.m.
To sign up to speak at Thursday night's public hearing, click here. To speak at the public hearing call 704-336-2086.