Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Rockville's budget, minimum wage get bigger; property tax rate stays the same in FY2016 proposal
The city government's minimum wage would increase to $9.55 on July 1, 2015, but the property tax rate paid by residents and businesses would remain the same as this year's. That won't prevent some from paying more property taxes, however, as assessments have been trending upward.
Watch your wallet, though: utility bills and refuse/recycling fees would increase under the proposed budget.
About $64 million would go to capital improvement projects, including the following:
You can read the full budget here. The budget will change based on feedback from the Mayor and Council and the public.
To comment on the proposed budget before it is adopted at the May 18 Mayor and Council meeting, you can speak at public hearings scheduled for March 30, April 13, and April 20.