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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The City of Arlington will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 7.2 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Municipal Building, City Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010.

The second public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Municipal Building, City Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

FOR: J. Williams, K. Wilemon, R. Shepard, M. Glaspie, C. Parker, R. Thalman, L. Wolff, V. Farrar-Myers, S. Capehart
AGAINST: None
PRESENT and not voting: None
ABSENT: None

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Arlington, Texas last year was $116,988. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.64480 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $754.34.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Arlington, Texas this year is $128,783. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.596885 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $768.69.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.639800 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $823.95.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.