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IN THE NEWS: Lower property taxes or expanded bus service? Fort Worth city leaders torn

21 Sep 2017 3:32 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)

BY SANDRA BAKER sabaker@star-telegram.com

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 03:32 PM UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 06:58 PM

FORT WORTH — It’s clear the City Council is headed toward spending property tax revenue on public transportation for the first time in the city’s history.

That means homeowners will contribute to the city’s bus system by paying more property taxes than the city had originally planned, about $10 to $20 more for the owner of a $200,000 home.

Not all of the council members will agree to it. They will discuss the issue further Friday during a public hearing on the 2018 budget.

Council members are torn between continuing to lower the city’s property tax rate in the wake of rising property values and improving the transportation system for a better quality of life. 

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