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Garden City Council approves new property tax

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GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) -

Garden City has never had a property tax in its 75 year existence, but that has changed.

City council members voted on Monday 4-3 in favor of a 4 mill property tax increase after several public hearings.

The proposal was an issue of real contention with citizens because they would have to go from not paying property taxes for the past 75 years, to all of a sudden have the tax levied against them.

This was the third straight year the issue has come to the table, each time the vote was struck down.

Before the vote, proponents argued that the services of the city couldn't keep being provided without some sort of increase in revenue.

The opponents argued that there were other ways to get that funding, and those ways should be investigated before any tax was added.   

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