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City of Dacula 2012 Tax Rate Increase

We must stop an very unnecessary proposed city tax rate increase. Please join us on Thursday June 28th at 10AM or 5:30 PM for the public hearing at Dacula City Hall to oppose thie tax increase.

The City of Dacula is advertising to raise their city tax millage rate again for the third year in a row.  When verifying justification for raising the tax rate, I was told they know that they will receive less revenue because property values are down. Can you imagine this kind of thinking? Guess what, no proposed 2013 budget has been discussed yet, nor any areas of where the budget can be cut or tightened! You should see what some of these employees are earning with all their benefits! Are we, as City taxpaying citizens going to stand for this? All of our services come from the County, except trash pickup, a $1mil dollar gazebo park and random road patch.

Please get involved and show up at the Thursday, June 28th hearing at City Hall to help fight this increase. All of you and our families are having to buckle down as our budgets change to our revenue, why doesn't Dacula follow suit like other cities in Gwinnett?

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GregRodgers June 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Its great to see that Mr. Wilbanks has come here to give his input, seeing how he basically killed the City Of Dacula forum by imposing the "give me your address" to prove you live in Dacula ordinance. Way to go on that one Mr. Wilbanks. With regards to the tax increase.....way to go on that one too....so the people who no longer live in their homes because many bit off more than they could chew leave the rest of us holding the bag and thats fair? Wow....now that's our government at work! Tax the people who have lived within their means while giving tax breaks to businesses. That's the American way! I agree with you American Patriot. With all of the new businesses popping up, for which we were told would be helpful to homeowners as these businesses would offset taxes....something seems oddly strange about enforcing a tax increase.
Diane June 22, 2012 at 03:37 PM
As for the gazeba/park?, I have long suspected this was done to enhance the Dacula Pharmacy, reason being the owner is friends with one or more of the city council. I don't care which tax cycle you are working on, things need to be cut before raising taxes. Listen to those who elected you, don't thumb your nose at them.
Scott June 22, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Must the public that is invited be city residents? Or can we be from the Dacula suburbs?
Citizen Against Tax Increases June 22, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Re Scott: If you shop, trade or use any business in the City of Dacula, the tax hike would be passed on in prices to the consumer. However, I'm not sure if the Council would accept remarks in this instance. But if you, or others, are in opposition, why not support those who are being affected.
M.K. OSBORNE June 23, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I'm not sure about the Marshal , with the Precinct so close . I would have to pull some data on response times , etc. I was hoping Vanessa would have followed up on this since it was one of her talking points in the election.

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