City Council votes to ask legislature for property tax referendum

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proposed property tax increase

An increased tax rate may be a wise move, maybe not; I haven't studied it but I trust our council. However, to state that ad valorem tax has not been increased since 1991 is misleading. Ad valorem tax revenue has increased most every year through increased property value assessments. The Mountain Brook millage and effective tax rate are among the highest in the southeastern U.S. Many empty-nesters move out of Mountain Brook to escape the high tax bills. Higher tax rates can dilute real estate market values and precipitate unintended consequences.

Charley Duggan 11 days ago