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.