Such a proposal attracted public attention during a Valdosta City Council meeting Aug. 23, when a crowd of people showed up to stand against higher taxes.
Normally, less than a handful of residents might attend a regularly scheduled meeting.
However, during the meeting and two previous public hearings, several city residents voiced outrage the city would budget more expenditures than expected revenue. Other residents pleaded for the city to show mercy by not raising taxes on people already struggling to make ends meet.
The situation turned even more chaotic when the city-proposed property tax increase failed to garner enough council votes to pass. (Read More)