A tale of 2 cities’ taxes

Rochester and Rochester Hills are two cities with plenty to brag about. But how to differentiate the two to prospective home-buyers? Printed material that surfaced during a millage campaign last year, which compared tax rates among the two cities, rubbed some in Rochester the wrong way. At the request of city council, Rochester’s administration recently took a look at the cost to homeowners of “essential” city services. In a straight tax-rate comparison, Rochester Hills has traditionally … [Read more...]