West Palm Beach officials are looking to raise the city’s fire tax from $25 a year per resident to as high as $85, three years after commissioners swore against a similar hike.
The fire assessment was first levied in 2008 as a way to fund the construction and rehab of fire stations across the city. But when former Mayor Lois Frankel in 2010 suggested raising it to $100, and then $65, to help close a budget gap, commissioners and residents rallied against it.
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