"SLIGHT Decline in City's Tax Rate Expected"
So the city's tax rate will drop to 43.9 cents instead of the current 44 cents per one hundred dollars of property value. It's the old carrot held out past the horse head trick.
Perhaps it was the increase last year in the water, sewer, and sanitation rates, which they're about to raise even higher soon by about another additional 2.75% ?
They're "planning ahead" all right, and everyone's paying for it.