Public Hearing Set On Budget, Tax Rate

The public now has the chance to voice their opinions on a controversial issue in Smith County.

County employees have protested the Commissioners Court's proposed budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

Commissioners Court is holding a public hearing tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Jury Room of the Smith County Courthouse. Anyone can attend to find out more about the proposed budget.

Commissioners will vote on whether to adopt it or an alternative budget proposed by the county auditor, September 30.

Julie Tam, reporting.