CONYERS — The city of Conyers will hold three public hearings on its proposed tax increase for the 2020 fiscal year.

The city intends to increase its property tax levy by 5.89% over the rollback millage rate, which is the rate that would be needed to generate the same amount of tax revenue collected in the previous fiscal year.

The budget tentatively adopted by the Conyers City Council requires a millage rate greater than the rollback millage rate. The proposed budget of $18.5 million is based on $14 million in revenue for the general fund from taxes, a slight increase from the current year’s $13.5 million from taxes. The remainder of the expected revenue is to come from licenses and permits, fines and forfeitures, the Georgia International Horse Park and charges for services.

Before the City Council finalizes the tentative budget and sets a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held in the city manager’s office at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott St., on the dates and times listed below:

Noon on Wednesday, July 17; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17; and noon Wednesday, July 24.

The Conyers City Council will hold a called meeting at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, the city manager’s office at Conyers City Hall for the purpose of setting the millage rate.

For more information, call 770-483-4411.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.