BG City Commission Won't Increase Property Tax Rates

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Bowling Green city officials decide not to increase its tax rate.

Tuesday night, the Bowling Green City Commission voted not to raise property taxes.

The city has not raised property taxes in more than a decade.

Kentucky law requires the city to set rates each year, and the Bowling Green mayor said along with taxes not changing, the city's value is going in the right direction.

"The value of property in Bowling Green has increased. So even though we keep our property tax rate the same, the city of Bowling Green will enjoy increased revenue based on new construction and new values in town," said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.

This is just the first reading, the property tax rate won't become official until it is passed on the second reading.

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