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Ty Hapworth Answers Our Questions Taxes, Development, and Housing QUESTION 1 – Salems tax rate, both residential and commercial, has consistently gone up around 2% every year. Do you feel that this “stability” best serves the city, or should we take another approach? Please be specific as to the impact on city services that your approach would bring. Answer: While Salem’s residential and commercial tax rates have actually decreased over the last two years, assessed values continue to rise, contributing to rising taxes that fall just under the levy. Our neighbors need some relief and I would recommend two initiatives: ...Read More »