Rosenberg homeowners will pay a little more in property taxes during Fiscal Year 2013 if a proposed tax is increase to pay for three additional police positions is approved by the city council next month.
The city has proposed a $0.01 tax increase over the current tax rate of $0.50 per $100 assessed valuation which means that a homeowner whose house is assessed at $100,000 will pay an additional $10 per year. The increased tax will generate $155,000 in general fund revenue for Rosenberg.
According to a news release, Rosenberg has maintained a flat tax rate, $0.50, in response to the overall economy since 2009. Rosenberg Police Department calls for service have increased nearly 32% from 2009. The proposed tax increase would allow the city to hire three additional officers to assist in handling the increase in service calls and maintaining the current quality of services provided to Rosenberg residents and businesses.
The Rosenberg City Council will consider action on both the ad valorem tax rate and FY 2013 budget at the September 4, city council meeting.