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Property tax, EMS levies to increase 1% in 2020

Mill Creek City Council voted 6-1 to raise both the property tax and EMS levy by 1% each next year.

 

December 6, 2019



The City Council voted to increase both the property tax and EMS levies for Mill Creek residents in 2020 to accommodate for a likely increase in City Hall staff.

The council voted 6-1 for the tax increase during its Nov. 26 meeting. 

“To avoid the whipsaw to the public in property taxes I would rather see a steady increase I think that’s more fiscally sustainable in the long run,” councilmember Brian Holtzclaw said, and other council members echoed their support. 

Although city revenues were higher than expected, interim Finance Director Tara Dunford said expenses would increase due...



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