Staff Reporter 

Airway Heights approves 1 percent property tax increase


The Airway Heights City Council approved a 1 percent increase in property tax rates for 2013 at its Monday, Nov. 19 meeting.

The increase, according to city treasurer Richard Cook, amounts to 2 cents per $1,000 assessed value. The amount paid in taxes would have increased regardless, due to the city’s assessed valuation dropping for the first time in several years. Assessed valuations across the region were also lower than previous years.

Kevin Richey was the dissenting vote in the 4 to 1 decision.

Lee Taylor from Project Access spoke regarding a modified budget request on behalf of th...

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