CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council rejected a proposed 3.5-cent property tax increase Monday.
The vote was 5-2 against the increase.
The increase would have been equivalent to an additional $8.75 a year on a home valued at $100,000 according to the city staff.
The current tax rate is $1.49 per $100 of assessed value.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...