|By Marisa Gottesman, Sun Sentinel|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Commissioners haven't made many changes to the proposed budget since it was presented in April, but they did set the maximum tax rate residents will be charged --
The new proposed tax rate is
Even with the slight reduction, residents may receive a higher bill. That's because property values are on the upswing. In July,
Currently, the budget hovers around
The city is facing a
"We haven't been given too much yet," she said. "We are going to be seeing an increase by holding the operating millage rate at the same level. Taxpayers are paying for that. It will be interesting to see where that money gets spent."
To help ease the property value increase, commissioners can lower the tax rate before it is officially adopted on
Residents are invited to Tuesday's commission meeting to voice their opinions on how they want their money to be spent.
Also up for discussion Tuesday is a proposed ban that prevents new pet stores that sell animals from opening in Delray for six months.
The temporary moratorium intends to give Delray's legal team time to look into how to address the sale of animals from puppy mills.
If given the OK, the ban would not prevent stores that sell accessories, supplies, grooming services or fish from opening.
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