Homeowners will pay an average of 13 percent more in real estate taxes due to higher reassessments. The council voted unanimously to leave the rate at 62 cents per one hundred dollars value.
They say they need the extra one point six million dollars that they plan to get by virtue of higher reassessments to deal with the city's growth.
"Look at the great services that we are getting for 62 cent a hundred, which is second lowest in the state. And you compare our community with other communities I would think that we are the number one community in the state that provides services,” says Harrisonburg Mayor Larry Rogers.
The city also passed the budget.