The Cochise College Governing Board will consider an increase to the primary property tax levy for Cochise College following a public hearing in May.
The Cochise County Community College District, in accordance with Arizona Revised Statute 15-1461.01, has published notices alerting the district’s property taxpayers of the intent to increase its primary property taxes over last year’s amount. According to those notices, the college is proposing a 2 percent increase in primary property tax revenues, as allowed by state law.
The increase would generate about $381,309 of additional revenue, aside from revenue generated from new construction, to help offset the $1.2 million state budget reduction the college is expecting to face in the next fiscal year. As a result of the new rate, the actual amount of primary property taxes paid on a home with an assessed value of $100,000 would increase from $199.30 to $203.29.
All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 6 in the Governing Board Conference Room of Cochise College at 4190 W. Highway 80 in Douglas.
Anyone needing an accommodation in order to attend should contact the Disability Services Office at (520) 515-5337 or (520) 417-4023 at least 72 hours in advance.