The Dallas City Council approves a property tax hike of 6.5%.
The Council voted 8-7 to raise the rate 6.5%. Mayor Tom Leppert once again said he was against the increase, especially in these poor economic times. The tax increase is the largest in 20 years. The money, expected to bring in an extra $40 million for the city, will fund street maintenance as well as park upkeep and recreation center programs.