Town Budget and Taxes

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Council has stated the proposed increase to.95 mil from the current .87 is a minimal amount. However, that represents a 9.4% increase. The taxable tax base was shown to be $3,537,057,197. Last year’s base was not provided so how much higher is the tax base compared to last year?

Instead, Council should be talking about the “roll back” rate so we pay the same taxes as last year.

Please give us a historical background showing how much our rates have increased over the last six(6) years. Therein lies more truth in how much more we are being taxed.

Chuck Bodenhafer
Fort Myers Beach