Alachua County Millage Rate Increase
Put it under the category of "it's Complicated."
Property owners in Alachua County are going to pay a higher tax rate next year.
But with property values declining, the county will receive the same amount as it did this year.
The county commission voted 3-2 this afternoon to increase millage rate to something called the "revenue stabilization rate"-- meaning county income will remain the same.
Mike Byerly, Paula DeLany, and Rodney Long were in favor.
Also, the long-running budget debate with Sheriff Sadie Darnell resumed. With the same three commissioners indicating they plan to keep her budget at $65 million dollars.
Darnell wants a $2.4 million dollar increase for jail staff.
County staffers will now prepare the final budget, which will be ready for two public hearings this Fall.
The first is on September 17th at 5 pm.
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