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Public can talk to East board about tax hike

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By The Staff

The Las Vegas City Schools board is expected to get the public’s feedback on the unexpected property tax increase at its work session on Thursday.

The board found out about the tax increase last month. Property owners will see a 30 percent hike in their property tax bills, which will come out in November. A resident who paid $1,500 in taxes in 2009 will pay nearly $2,000 this year.

City Schools officials have said that last year, tax rates dropped because of an artificial surplus in a debt service account. To make bond payments, the district had to transfer money from the general fund.

This year, the district says it is trying to make up for the lost revenue, so that is why it had to increase taxes.

 

What: Las Vegas City Schools board to hold a work session, which will include taking input from the public on the unexpected tax hike that is to take effect next month.

When: 5 p.m. Thursday.

Where: City Schools administration building, second floor.

Information: Call superintendent’s office at 454-5700.