Minutes ago, the Montgomery County Council voted 7-4 to increase property taxes by 4.7 percent. The increase is much less than the 10 percent proposed by County Executive Marc Elrich but is necessary to fund increased spending in the FY24 budget, particularly for MCPS. It was apparent that there was no love in the room for the tax increase. Even its defenders seemed to hold their noses as they voted for it.
Tax Hike Number Three
May 19, 2023