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Mayor Weathers supports increasing taxes

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Last updated 11/4/2021 at 1:19pm



AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Mayor Sonny Weathers said Monday, Nov. 1, that he supports a 1% tax increase.

Deputy Mayor Veronica Messing agreed with him.

Weathers’ support of a tax increase came at 5:57 p.m, Monday, during the first public hearing regarding Ordinance C-974, which would set the regular property tax levy.

Weathers said he supports the tax increase because the city only collects 28 cents from every tax dollar and that the cost of city services increased by 5.5 percent in 2020.

After evaluating his personal property taxes, the mayor said he and the residents of Airway Heights get a...



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