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Published on June 12, 2024
Cochise County Flood Control District Proposes Tax Increase, Public Hearing Set for July 9 in BisbeeSource: Google Street View

Residents of Cochise County should prepare for an upcoming public hearing where they will face the proposal of a tax hike by the Flood Control District. Posted on Cochise County's official website, the Flood Control District is planning to raise secondary property taxes by 3.10%, amounting to an increase of $72,795 compared to last year's tax level.

The proposed increase would nudge the taxes on a $100,000 home from $25.19 to $25.97, a modest rise in the grand scheme but not trivial for homeowners keeping an eye on their personal finances. Specifically outlined in the notice, this tax bump is on top of anything derived from new construction and does not consider voter-sanctioned changes related to bonded indebtedness.

Public input is a significant part of the tax-increase process. In a bid for transparency, the Flood Control District has invited all interested individuals to participate in the public hearing. Scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, in Bisbee, Arizona, the hearing offers a platform for taxpayers to voice their opinions and concerns. The hearing can also be attended virtually via Microsoft Teams or by phone using the provided links and conference ID detailed in the notice.