Council Tells School Officials Residents Can’t Afford Tax Hike

ELIZABETH – The City Council passed a non-binding resolution this week that calls for the city’s school board to consider cuts to reduce a projected 7.5 percent increase in property taxes, according to an report.

The average property owner would see a tax hike of about $200, according to the report.

Because the school board has not raised taxes since 2010-11, they are able to exceed Gov. Chris Christie’s two percent cap.

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