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County budget that includes property tax increase approved

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Mecklenburg County Commissioners voted 5-4 Tuesday night in favor of passing a budget that includes a property tax increase for residents.

The vote came almost three hours after commissioners debated the possible increase.

County officials tell WBTV the plan would increase the tax rate by 2.35 cents per $100 in property valuation.

Someone with a home valued at $200,000 will pay an extra $47 a year, according to county officials.

Democrats Kim Ratliff, George Dunlap, Dumont Clarke, Trevor Fuller, and Vilma Leake voted in favor of the increase.

Democrat Pat Cotham voted with Republicans Bill James, Matthew Ridenhour and Karen Bentley against the increase.

Charlotte city council members passed a tax increase of 2.5 cents on June 10th.

The county budget goes into effect July 1st.

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