Tag Archives: property tax increase

Yes, your property taxes are in fact increasing, as values increase and the Board refuses to lower the millage rate accordingly. Can you say, “Windfall”?

We have long said that our budgetary recovery is simply due to the fact that although property values have recovered, the Board has never returned the ‘temporary’ millage rate increase approved by the Board for 2012, endorsed and upheld by … Continue reading

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Dunwoody economics… double taxation without representation

Maureen Downey is hosting an essay on her blog today written by Jeffrey Dorfman, a professor of applied economics at the University of Georgia. The essay focuses on the economics of Dunwoody breaking away from DeKalb and forming its own … Continue reading

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Sen. Fran Millar Criticizes DeKalb Schools

Senate Education and Youth Committee Chairman Fran Millar (R-Atlanta) lashed out Monday at the DeKalb County school board for failing to put a priority on rebuilding the school system’s tapped out reserves. “This is nuts. And next year’s not going … Continue reading

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