The Fulton County Commission has approved the county’s first property tax hike in 23 years, according to a report from WSB.

Four commissioners including Bill Edwards, Emma Darnell, Tom Lowe and Chairman John Eaves voted in favor of the 17 percent hike. Commissioners Robb Pitts, Joan Garner and Liz Hausmann all voted against it.

The hike means a home valued at $275,000 would see a $140 increase on the annual tax bill.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.