Palmview approves tax increase in face of $2 million debt

PALMVIEW — The City Council approved at 2.5-cent property tax increase after Finance Director Rachel Chapa explained it was the only way for the city to grow since the city is still paying off nearly $2 million in loans.

During a special-called meeting held Friday, Chapa, who was hired in July, went over two loans the city had taken out in 2008 and 2014.