Like fellow Fulton County homeowners, my husband and I received our notice of reassessment.  Wow!  Forty percent increase, which is better than last year’s, but that’s small solace. Properties were reassessed at an average increase of 33% across the county.  I encourage you to appeal if you believe your assessed value is out of line. North Fulton legislators worked together this session to pass tax relief through homestead exemptions that will appear on the November ballot.  If passed, north Fulton school board, city and county property taxes will be subject to rolling homestead exemptions.  Taxpayers will be the winners – finally! Although these measures cannot take effect until 2019 (we could not hold referendums in time), they are critical to giving homeowners predictability and affordable property taxes. If approved by voters, reassessments will be reset and “frozen” at the lowest assessed value of 2016, 2017 or 2018 as long as homeowners own their homes. Homes purchased after 2018 will be...READ MORE
The Georgia General Assembly made school safety an even higher priority this legislative session. We added $16 million to the state budget to enhance local school board security measures. Additionally, the House created a study committee on school security to evaluate where we are as a state and our next steps. The House Study Committee on School Security held its first meeting in Dawson County earlier this week. The members and presenters discussed ways our state is leading the charge on better school climates, in addition to new programs or resources that will allow our schools to improve even more. Georgia is committed to safe schools for students and teachers, and this study committee is the next step as we explore all options. I want to thank all school administrators and law enforcement officials for participating in these meetings to make Georgia a safer place to live, work, and study. You can read more in the AJC here: https://www.myajc.com/news/local-education/house-school-safety-committee-has-first-meeting/tqbwNFqJOON5iJUwQtF4nI/
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