LIVE: Updates from the June 4 meeting of the Buncombe Commissioners

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold a June 4 public hearing on the budget, giving residents a chance to voice their opinions on changes to the tax rate and government spending.

The plan they’re considering for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins July 1, calls for raising the property-tax rate by roughly 15 percent. Drafted by County Manager Wanda Greene, she blames the sputtering economy, a drop in property values, increased funding requests and unfunded federal mandates for the change.

See more details of the budget proposal here.

See live updates from the meeting below, beginning at about 4:30 p.m., via Twitter using the hashtag, #avlgov

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