MACON, Ga. — The Bibb commission has passed a 2020 budget for the county by a vote of 6-2.
The version of the budget passed does not contain a millage rate increase, which means property taxes will not go up in the next year, nor does it contain employee raises.
It does, however, shift funding to outside agencies like the Tubman Museum and Douglass Theatre. The only difference is that the money will be pulled from the increased hotel/motel tax revenue, instead of the general fund like in previous years.
It also includes money for the Macon Arts Alliance to pay for the Christmas light show in downtown Macon.
The votes were as follows: 6 yes (Larry Schlesinger, Elaine Lucas, Bert Bivins, Scotty Shepherd, Al Tillman and Virgil Watkins), 2 no (Valerie Wynn and Joe Allen), and Mallory Jones was not present for the vote.