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Petitioning The Mayor and City Council of East Point, Georgia

Protect the citizens of East Point from out of control tax increases!

Currently the charter for the city of East Point reads "The city council may assess, levy, and collect an ad valorem tax on all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the city that is subject to such taxation by the state and county. This tax shall not exceed 15 mills on each dollar of taxable value. This tax shall be for the purpose of raising revenues to defray the costs of operating the city government, of providing governmental services, for the repayment of principal and interest on general obligations, and for any other public purpose as determined by the city council in its discretion."

The Mayor has proposed removing this sentence, “This tax shall not exceed 15 mills on each dollar of taxable value.”, which caps the millage rate at 15 mills. With the removal of this cap, the city would be able to set the rate at any amount they wish, which leave the citizens vulnerable to a huge property tax increase. We call on the Mayor and Council to reject ANY attempt to remove or modify the current millage rate limit, so that the citizens of East Point will be protected from vast increases.

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  • The Mayor and City Council of East Point, Georgia


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