|The BCC agreed today to not raise property tax millage rates for 2017-2018|
The Board of County Commissioners officially set the millage rate for 2017-2018 today at a special meeting.
The great news for taxpayers is two-fold.
1. There will be no millage tax rate increase this year for Escambia County Property Owners. The board voted to keep this rate static--the same as last year.
2. The board agreed informally to re-address the process of how LET Funds are disbursed to add a greater degree of oversight (as required by statute) for this process that has recently come under fire.
This process review will take place via staff from the BCC meeting with officials from the Sheriff's department after we get through the budget process in September. I preferred that we do this right away, however upon hearing from my counterparts--I agree that the perception could be that this is retaliatory given the current impasse we appear to be in with the sheriff with respect to his budget request.
As I stated in the workshop--"no problem--I've waited 6 months-I can wait a few more to have this process looked at.
The process definitely needs to be fixed--in my opinion.