Metro Atlanta keeps busy with property tax town hall meetings (WABE 90.1 FM)

KENNESAW, Ga. | Jul 12, 2017

KSU professor: Counties attempting to bring services back to pre-recession levels

Town hall meetings to discuss property tax increases are especially popular this summer.

Political Science professor David Shock specializes in local tax policy at Kennesaw State University. He said one reason counties seem to be increasing taxes at the same time is because many things, like road and infrastructure maintenance, were put off after the 2007 recession.

"A lot of library hours were cut,” Shock said. “And so there's a desire to try to bring services back to pre-recession levels."

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