Here’s the skinny on the final outcome of the tax rate discussion in both city and county:

2007 real estate tax rate, per $100 assessed value 95¢ 68¢
2006 real estate tax rate, per $100 assessed value 99¢ 74¢
Operating budget increase 11.3% 5.6%
Real estate assessment increases 14% 30%*
Predicted local revenue increase from real estate taxes 12% 8.7%
Tax increase for $250,000 home (assuming average assessment increase) $233 $360

* County assessments are biennial
Sources: City Manager’s Office; County Executive’s Office

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