Bridge City City Council voted Tuesday night to propose a tax rate of 55.35 cents per $100 value for 2019.

They set two public hearings to hear and consider public comments concerning the proposed tax rate: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, both at City Hall in Bridge City.

Tuesday night’s vote would raise the tax rate from 54.7 cents per $100 and boost the taxes of someone who owned the average Bridge City homestead $57 in city taxes.

According to the city’s handouts, the average homestead values in Bridge City have climbed 9% in 2019, from $127,186 per house to $138,547 per house.

Council will also conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 to hear and consider public comments regarding the proposed 2019-20 budget.

The city is proposing an $8 million budget for 2019-20.