Aurora To Ask Voters For Tax Hike For Police

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – The Aurora City Council will ask voters to raise property taxes or eliminate a requirement that the city hire two police officers for every 1,000 residents.

If approved by voters in November, homeowners would pay about $24 per $100,000 of assessed value per year.

City officials said the recession has taken a toll and the city had had to take away funding from other departments to keep up with the mandate.

According to the Denver Post, the council could have abolished the requirement on its own on Monday.

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