Rome City Commissioners are looking at increasing property taxes.  The proposed hike, 1.5 mill, would increase a property owner with a $100,000 value by $89.94 a year.  Three public hearings will be held over the next month for citizens to express their concerns.

A final approval is expected on July 25th.

City Commissioner Wendy Davis, “Projections for our expected revenues were less than what we expected. The tax digest did not increase as much as we had thought, and as a result we are having to look at ways to balance the budget.”

Davis added, “The city has continued to cut and cut over the years, and if we continue to cut it would likely come in the form of jobs.”

City commission meetings are scheduled for July 11 and July 25.  A third meeting, tentatively scheduled for a town hall, has yet to be scheduled.