Manassas Votes For Higher Property Taxes | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Manassas Votes For Higher Property Taxes

Play associated audio
Some of the money from the proposed property tax hike would be used to spruce up Manassas' historic downtown.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/3863051947/
Some of the money from the proposed property tax hike would be used to spruce up Manassas' historic downtown.

Manassas city homeowners will be paying higher property taxes next year.

The city council yesterday approved a 7.1-percent property tax hike, the largest increase since 2006. With this increased approved, the average Manassas homeowner will pay just over $3,100 a year.

The additional money raised will go towards the construction of a brand new elementary/magnet school, a facelift for historic downtown Manassas, better drainage for sewers, and an economic development office. 

The 2014 budget was approved by a vote of 4-2 last night and will be official after a final reading and vote on Wednesday. 

NPR

After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
NPR

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
NPR

Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
NPR

Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.