The City of Manassas has steadily raised taxes faster than inflation for the past several years. Our tax rate is significantly higher than Prince William County. Every dollar we take in taxes is a dollar not spent in a local shop, restaurant or on local services. Keeping our tax rate low keeps us competitive and is the best economic development plan. We must have an honest and open conversation on the impacts our BPOL and Machinery and Tools tax has on recruiting top businesses to the city.