By Independent Newsmedia | YourValley
The city of Goodyear has announced plans to increase primary property taxes by 2% over last year’s level.
With the tax increase, a property owner of a $100,000 home will pay $99.57 to the city. Without the increase, the homeowner would pay $97.12–a difference of $2.45.
The city said in an announcement that the tax increase would be “exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction” as well as “any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter-approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.”
In 2020, a change.org petition asking Goodyear not to increase primary property taxes by 2% during the COVID-19 pandemic received 300 signatures. Goodyear City Council passed the measure unanimously, but reasoned that since property values were increasing, so should primary property taxes.
This year’s tax hike will need to be passed by Goodyear City Council.