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Tramont says his personal position is that he wants to give raises and supports raises for our first responders wholeheartedly. On the other hand, he doesn’t support an increase in the tax burden of those that are struggling financially.

The increase, if approved on second reading at the next meeting on September 23, would raise $1.6 million annually. Tramont says property taxes make up only about a quarter of the General Fund. His issue is that the city of Port Orange won’t be the only one increasing taxes.  “My objection is with the comment that ‘it’s only a couple of bucks.’ In addition, it’s not just 30 or 40 dollars because we’re only one of multiple taxing agencies. Thirty over here, 15 over here, 10 over here. It starts to add up.”…. – more at https://newsdaytonabeach.com/stories/pocc-approves-property-tax-increase-on-first-reading,8857

The POCC approved the increase on first reading yesterday by a vote of 3-2, with Tramont and District 1 Councilmember Marilyn Ford were the two against the increase.  Tramont said that the increase is not a done deal until it’s approved on second reading. ….

The increase, if approved on second reading at the next meeting on September 23, would raise $1.6 million annually. Tramont says property taxes make up only about a quarter of the General Fund. His issue is that the city of Port Orange won’t be the only one increasing taxes.  “My objection is with the comment that ‘it’s only a couple of bucks.’ In addition, it’s not just 30 or 40 dollars because we’re only one of multiple taxing agencies. Thirty over here, 15 over here, 10 over here. It starts to add up.”…. – more at https://newsdaytonabeach.com/stories/pocc-approves-property-tax-increase-on-first-reading,8857

The POCC approved the increase on first reading yesterday by a vote of 3-2, with Tramont and District 1 Councilmember Marilyn Ford were the two against the increase.  Tramont said that the increase is not a done deal until it’s approved on second reading.

The increase, if approved on second reading at the next meeting on September 23, would raise $1.6 million annually. Tramont says property taxes make up only about a quarter of the General Fund. His issue is that the city of Port Orange won’t be the only one increasing taxes.  “My objection is with the comment that ‘it’s only a couple of bucks.’ In addition, it’s not just 30 or 40 dollars because we’re only one of multiple taxing agencies. Thirty over here, 15 over here, 10 over here. It starts to add up.”…. – more at https://newsdaytonabeach.com/stories/pocc-approves-property-tax-increase-on-first-reading,8857

The POCC approved the increase on first reading yesterday by a vote of 3-2, with Tramont and District 1 Councilmember Marilyn Ford were the two against the increase.  Tramont said that the increase is not a done deal until it’s approved on second reading.

The increase, if approved on second reading at the next meeting on September 23, would raise $1.6 million annually. Tramont says property taxes make up only about a quarter of the General Fund. His issue is that the city of Port Orange won’t be the only one increasing taxes.  “My objection is with the comment that ‘it’s only a couple of bucks.’ In addition, it’s not just 30 or 40 dollars because we’re only one of multiple taxing agencies. Thirty over here, 15 over here, 10 over here. It starts to add up.”…. – more at https://newsdaytonabeach.com/stories/pocc-approves-property-tax-increase-on-first-reading,8857

The POCC approved the increase on first reading yesterday by a vote of 3-2, with Tramont and District 1 Councilmember Marilyn Ford were the two against the increase.  Tramont said that the increase is not a done deal until it’s approved on second reading.

The increase, if approved on second reading at the next meeting on September 23, would raise $1.6 million annually. Tramont says property taxes make up only about a quarter of the General Fund. His issue is that the city of Port Orange won’t be the only one increasing taxes.  “My objection is with the comment that ‘it’s only a couple of bucks.’ In addition, it’s not just 30 or 40 dollars because we’re only one of multiple taxing agencies. Thirty over here, 15 over here, 10 over here. It starts to add up.”…. – more at https://newsdaytonabeach.com/stories/pocc-approves-property-tax-increase-on-first-reading,8857

The POCC approved the increase on first reading yesterday by a vote of 3-2, with Tramont and District 1 Councilmember Marilyn Ford were the two against the increase.  Tramont said that the increase is not a done deal until it’s approved on second reading.

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