Newton voters will have the opportunity to vote for the proposed increase at a special election tentatively set for March 14.
Thus far, the city is doing a great job at showing their proposals, but they must also address whether they managed the existing money well.
The proposed increase would allocate $1.4 million toward funding street and sidewalk paving and improvements.
City officials highlighted how the tax hike would impact public spaces like parks, courts, and fields in a presentation.
Funds resulting from the increase will mostly go toward funding city projects, with an emphasis on improving the Newton Public Schools.