Cochise County issued the following announcement on June 7.
Residents are reminded there will be a public hearing on the Cochise County budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 on Tuesday, June 25.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a tentative budget on May 21, when it agreed to hold its current property tax rates. The total budget is $194,785,677, to include $85,097,674 in General Funds and $109,688,003 in Special Revenue Funds.
Also on May 21, the Board:
- Adopted a tentative 2019-2020 budget of $6,549,965 for the Flood Control District. There is a proposed increase in secondary property taxes of $15,789 or 0.78%. The proposed secondary property taxes on a $100,000 home will be $25.97, an increase of 20 cents.
- Adopted a tentative 2019-2020 budget of $2,340,665 for the Library District. There is no proposed primary tax rate change for the Library District.
- Adopted tentative 2019-2020 budgets for the following Light Improvement Districts: Bowie ($11,423), Golden Acres ($9,189), Naco ($8,389), Pirtleville ($12,612) and Sunsites ($26,063). There are no proposed primary tax rate changes for these districts.
State law requires the County to publish a Truth In Taxation (TNT) notice when there is an expected increase in property taxes. TNT notices regarding the proposed Flood Control District increase were published in the San Pedro Valley News-Sun on May 29 and June 5, and will be published in the Herald/Review on June 12 and June 19.
The County is not responsible for any increase in tax rates set by local school and special districts, which have their own elected boards.
Original source can be found here.