HOUSTON – On Wednesday, the city of Houston approved a tax rate cut of about 3.4%.
The tax cut is expected to save the average household about $49, officials said. It's a cut of 2 cents.
The tax rate decrease is the fourth cut in the last five years due to the revenue cap.
The cut is expected to lose the city $40 million.
The tax cut may not actually save residents money, however, because the county taxes and home appraisal values are rising.
Two council members voted against the tax decrease.