The Durham City Council has approved its new budget. It includes a hike in the property tax rate by 1 cent, up to 56.75 cents per $100 valuation. Also included is a special tax for those in the downtown area.
Downtown property owners also face a 7-cent tax increase to pay for promotions, special events and hospitality services in a “Business Improvement District.
When you consistently elect people who believe growing government is the goal, this is what you get.
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