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Raleigh City Council wants public input on parks bond

Posted July 15, 2014

— Raleigh City Council members are seeking public input on Tuesday about a $91.7 million parks bond that would fund about one-third of the city's proposed parks projects. 

Voters could decide on the bond in November. Approving it means agreeing to a 1.72-cent tax increase. 

For the owner of a $200,000 home, the parks bond would mean paying about $35 extra per year in property taxes.

Tuesday's public hearing begins at 2 p.m. in the Raleigh Municipal Building, at 222 W. Hargett St.


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  • TVs_Deceit Jul 15, 2014

    It's time for the managers of Raleigh to do what the rest of us have to, become more efficient with money and eliminate waste.

    NO to more taxation of the people when there are more efficient ways to handle the situation.

  • The Truth 73 Jul 15, 2014

    Vote No to the bonds! City of Raleigh waste so much money it isn't funny!

  • Forthe Newssite Jul 15, 2014
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    Why do they even BOTHER to ask what the public wants? It's never listened to, ever!!!

    WE ARE TAXED QUITE ENOUGH THANK YOU. But if we must be taxed then tax everyone, and I mean everyone who lives in the city, be they renters or owners, EVERYONE.

    BUT I say, JUST SAY NO TO YET ANOTHER TAX INCREASE! This is truly getting absurd.....

  • skipmarsh Jul 15, 2014

    $35 here and $35 there. These "little" numbers keep adding up. When does it stop? One of the last Votes passed by renters saying yes and property owners saying no. Let's change this up and have the increase go to renters only rather than property owners. Because you know not all of these property tax changes get passed on to renters.

  • Jeffrey Derry Jul 15, 2014
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    Wake County and Raleigh has never meet a tax increase it didnt like. Tax, tax and more tax is the mantra of Wake County. Pretty soon the county will be like the very counties the New Yorkers and New Jerseyites were fleeing when they came here.

  • Tarheel Takeover Jul 15, 2014

    I think the old Dorthea Dix property would be a good place for an athletic park. I'm talking synthetic baseball fields for the youth (similar to the ones in Myrtle Beach), soccer fields, football fields for Pop Warner, and if there's room track and field. That would give the money back to the city and then these organizations can stop hosting these events at High Schools (and they really don't want you on their fields anyway.)