Guard your pocketbooks. One of the Triangle’s most expensive places to live may soon be a little more expensive.
Orange County commissioners are expected to vote tonight on a $200.4 million budget that includes a 2-cent property tax increase. Officials say the cash is needed to pay for the needs of the county’s two school systems, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools. The plan would spend roughly $97 million on the two systems.
Chapel Hill leaders have already approved a one-cent tax increase. Tonight’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center on Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.