Dade commissioners decline to vote on tax increase

Dade commissioners decline to vote on tax increase

July 31st, 2014 by Tyler Jett in Local - Breaking News

County Commissioner Mitchell Smith looks at a group of Dade County residents, most of whom objected to a proposed 44 percent property tax increase. Smith and the rest of the commission refused to vote for the proposal.

Photo by Tyler Jett

Faced with massive opposition Thursday night, Dade County commissioners did not vote on a proposed tax increase.

Instead of relying on the proposed 44 percent property tax increase, County Executive Ted Rumley said he plans to meet with department heads like the sheriff and the tax commissioner next week to discuss whose jobs and what services they can afford to cut.

See complete story in tomorrow's Times Free Press.