By Chase Kamp
Copper Area News
The Governing Board of the Pinal County Community College District (PCCCD), also known as Central Arizona College, passed an increase in primary property taxes, though the increase was only half the amount initially proposed.
The Governing Board set to increase the primary property taxes about 23.7 percent. This would mean the tax increase on a $100,000 home would go from $161.18 to $216.18, a bump of $55.
The Governing Board voted 3-1 on June 18 to cut back the increase, instead moving in favor of an increase of 28 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation. For example, those in the district with a $100,000 home would only see a $28 increase, from $161.18 per year to $189.18, in primary property taxes.
This proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase also is exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.