Brookhaven’s city budget is on track to more than double in six years, meaning twice as many of our tax dollars are being spent.
Part of the reason we incorporated was to be better stewards of taxpayer dollars and reduce the rate of government spending growth. While the city council has cut the millage rate, overall tax revenues and spending have continued to climb.
Real property tax relief requires not just incremental rollbacks of the millage rate from year-to-year, but real work being put into limiting the growth of our local government spending.
As Mayor, I’ll propose an increase in the homestead exemption, and additional tax cuts for seniors, to ensure permanent property tax relief for homeowners. I’ll also work to rein-in government spending to ensure that lower property taxes are sustainable in the future.