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City manager proposes maximum legal property tax rate

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk proposed a budget Friday that sets a property tax rate at the maximum limit allowable under state law without triggering a tax election.

“I’m very well aware that financial pressures are front and center on the minds of many Austinites,” he said in remarks at the Montopolis Recreation Center, citing rising costs of housing, food, and gasoline.

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Migration to Austin brought wealthy out-of-towners and high home prices. It's now starting to cool down.

Austin is one of the top metro areas where homebuyer income saw the greatest surge during the pandemic and it came at a cost to locals.

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