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Cary repeals tax increase

Posted June 23, 2008

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— Days after voting to raise local property taxes, the Town Council has voted to rescind the increase.

The council voted 5-2 to set Cary's tax rate at 33 cents per $100 of assessed value. The move came two days after the council voted to raise the rate to 37 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Councilwoman Jennifer Robinson asked her colleagues to reconsider the increase, citing her difficulty in voting for the measure and the struggling economy.

Council members Don Frantz and Gale Adcock also switched their votes.

Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and Councilwoman Julie Robison voted against repealing the increase, saying it would decrease funding for local projects.

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  • pholland3 Jun 23, 2008

    The Raleigh City Council would do well to keep this action in mind!

  • WRALSPORTSFANSUXS Jun 23, 2008

    Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and Councilwoman Julie Robison voted against repealing the increase, saying it would decrease funding for local projects.

    I hope voters will remember this on election day.

  • Slip Kid Jun 23, 2008

    Yes, political games. And the reasons for the mayor and others to not rescind? "Local projects" funding is just code for 'our wastful pet projects' that the Cary shouldn't be spending tax dollars on anyway. That's my take, anyway... glad I don't live in Cary, but all government is getting to big for their britches these days. If they'd cut back in the stupid unnecessary stuff, they could build the schools and LOCAL roads thay need.

  • squid90 Jun 23, 2008

    Ms Robinson is playing politics. She will be up for reelection next year and is trying to pad her resume. She knows because of the votes she has said yes to in the past, specifically the approval of the davis drive high house road projects that she really disappointed some of her voters. This is trying to make up for that mistake. A political move, nothing more.

  • allison842 Jun 23, 2008

    Score one for Cary.