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County Executive Steve Schuh Highlights 3% Property Tax Cut with Pasadena Couple

Pasadena, MD (May 27, 2015) – County Executive Steve Schuh today sat down with a Pasadena couple to discuss his $19 million, three percent property tax cut.

“This proposed tax reduction will put more money in the pockets of our citizens,” said Schuh. “More importantly, it sends a strong message to the people of Anne Arundel County that the days of ever increasing taxes and fees are over.” 

Sitting around a kitchen table of the Sharp family in Pasadena, the County Executive outlined the impact his budget brings in much needed tax relief to our citizens, especially seniors on a fixed income. For a property assessed at a value of $350,000, taxpayers would see savings of approximately $1,000 over the next ten years. 

Anna and Raymond (Ray) Sharp have lived in the community of Chelsea Beach, Pasadena for 45 years.  Ray Sharp is a retired mechanic for the Maryland Port Authority. The couple’s children continue to live in Pasadena and their grandchildren attend Chesapeake High School.

Property taxes are a major contributor to the increasing burden of government on taxpayers. Despite the property tax revenue cap, property tax bills have increased at an average annual rate of 4 percent over the last 10 years.

The County Executive’s tax reduction plan is subject to approval by the County Council.

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