Daphne could see a property tax increase
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – Residents of Daphne may soon see a tax increase. The city council voted unanimously to go ahead with a $3 million property tax increase to help schools.
However, it’s not official yet. The school board must approve it, and then the citizens of Daphne will have the chance to vote on it in the fall.
According to Mayor LeJeune, this could lead to over $1 million in additional funding that will go directly to Daphne Schools.
Fairhope, Spanish Fort and Robertsdale have already implemented this tax, and Mayor LeJeune hopes Daphne will enjoy the same success and that residents will be in favor.
“You are already seeing some of the benefits of Fairhope with their nomination as one of the best schools in the state, so at Daphne we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make our schools the best for our citizens. ., for our children,” said Mayor LeJeune.
He also said that if citizens voted to approve the tax in September, later decisions would be made on exactly how that money would be spent on schools.
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