Charleston City Council passes proposed tax increase
Charleston City Council voted tonight to support Mayor Joe Riley’s emergency public safety tax increase, but only after striking one-third of his requested wish list.
Council opted to fund 19 officers dedicated to elementary school patrols and to build two new fire stations.
But it agreed to remove his request for eight new officers to patrol the downtown entertainment district.
The move means property taxes on a house valued at $250,000 will go up by $35, instead of the $40 it would have been under the older request.