UPDATE II: Tony notes in the comments below and at FB that the correct stat is GSO having higher property tax rates than NC's other largest cities. Good on him for having the conversation, including corrections, in public.
So, back to Clarey's point: What do we get for that money, and is it worth the cost?/update
UPDATE: This information from the NCDOR (courtesy of alert reader Stephen) indicates that GSO does not have the highest property tax rate in NC. It is among the highest, and higher than other larger cities, and we also pay Guilford County's relatively high rates, but based on this document the statement that GSO has the highest property tax rate in NC seems to be incorrect. We also pay lower sales tax than CLT or Durham. /update
Tony Wilkins, via FB: "Today at the City Council Budget Retreat: I asked that we set a goal to reduce the .6325 property tax rate low enough to take us off the list as THE highest property tax rate in NC. Help me get 5 votes to do that."
Comment from Brian Clary: "I don't doubt we have the highest rate, though I'd like to see those numbers. And a lower tax rate sounds great, but before I sign off on it I want to know what you plan to cut to make up for the lost revenue."
More good discussion within the walled garden.