Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blount County mayor vows tax hike veto

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County Mayor Ed Mitchell has vowed to veto any property tax increase in the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.

“My commitment going into this was no tax increase — $2.04 (per $100 of assessed value), we’re going to live with it,” Mitchell said. “If the commission decides to go any higher, I’ll veto it.”