Amarillo Property Tax Increase Approved On First Reading
City commissioners held a first reading and preliminarily approved a property tax increase in Amarillo.
The measure passed four to one. The move will raise the property tax $.02 for every $100 of property value.
The revenue is needed to fund new officer hires at the Amarillo Police Department and high turnover positions a raise.
The tax increase is next set for a second reading next week and is expected to pass.