The proposal could lower property taxes by 1 percent. Residents now pay $56.88 per $10,000 of property value. Under the lower rate, they would pay about $56.37 per $10,000.
An average Pembroke Pines home with a value of $180,300 with the $50,000 homestead exemption would incur $734.50 in taxes next year, down about $6.60 from this year.
Spending would increase in the general fund, in which the city faces a $2.2 million deficit, by about $2 million, but only because of inflation, said Assistant City Manager Aner Gonzalez.
No major cuts have been identified. Instead the city would focus on reducing costs a little across the board, Gonzalez said.
The financial outlook is the brightest it's been in a few years, he said.
Property values went up just half a percent, much improved over last year's 11.4 percent decrease.