Scottsdale City Council approves property tax levy

The Scottsdale City Council hosted a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2016-17 property tax levy during its June 7 meeting.

The fiscal year 2016-17 proposed primary property tax levy will be used to support General Fund activities such as police and fire protection, operation and maintenance of parks and libraries, and other general governmental functions.

The primary property tax levy also includes a repayment Risk Fund reserve of $982,000 for tort liability claim payments made during calendar year 2015.

Councilmember Virginia Korte made a motion to levy the proposed property taxes, and taxes to be assessed by ordinance on June 21. Vice Mayor Kathy Littlefield seconded the motion, which carried 7-0.

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