The Pinellas Park City Council will hold the first of two public hearings on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., at City Hall, 5141 78th Ave.
The second hearing is Sept. 27.
The proposed tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year is 5.5862 mills, or about $5.59 for every $1,000 in taxable property value. Council decided to tentatively increase the current rate of 5.4269 mills at the recommendation of staff and the citizensí budget advisory committee.
The increase of about 3 percent allows the city to collect a similar amount in property tax revenue despite a 1.9 percent decrease in citywide property value.
City residents can watch a live broadcast of the Thursday meeting on Bright House Channel 615 or Verizon Channel 21.