MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon-Bibb Commission heard from the public today about the 2018 budget.
Residents spoke on different issues, including the proposed three mil raise in property taxes.
Doctors from Navicent Health also came in support of funding for indigent care patients.
Commissioners listened intently to residents like Linda Kay Nalley, who disagrees with raising property taxes.
Commissioner Al Tillman says the commission is always open to people speaking up, especially during budget time.
“And whether it’s one person, usually there are hundreds and sometimes thousands that think just like that particular person, so I think it’s very important that we welcome it,” said Tillman.
Tillman says he supports an Other Local Option Sales Tax instead of the three mil increase.
This would spread the cost to people outside of the county, rather than just those who pay property taxes.