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DeKalb CEO pitches 1.08-mill tax hike to commission

DeKalb CEO pitches 1.08-mill tax hike to commission
February 21, 2010 --

DeKalb County still needs a tax increase this year, CEO Burrell Ellis said Sunday. But it doesn’t have to be as large as the one he pitched in December. Ellis announced a revised spending plan that calls for a 1.08-mill property tax hike — or about $75 more in taxes on a $200,000 home. His amended budget restores funding for court operations but eliminates merit pay raises for county employees.