dallascity dl Dallas City Council Says OK To Record Tax Hike 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.