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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rockledge, Florida Tax Rates to remain unchanged

In Rockledge, Florida, located in central Brevard County, the debate on tax revenue was long.

It always seems the easy response to reduced revenue is to raise the tax rate. In a surprise move the city council voted to leave the rate unchanged.

The tax rate is $5.35 for every $1,000 in assessed value. The proposed rate had been $5.70 per $1,000 in assessed value.

The difference in cost to each taxpayer may not be significant but in a slowed economy every dollar is important to most of us. As a Rockledge resident myself, I appreciate this step.

And for the two council members (and Mayor) who voted to raise the rate, taxpayers remember. And for those who voted against a raise, kudos!

You can read the entire story at Florida Today newspaper.

Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida.

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