In Laredo, residents will soon see a decrease in their property tax rate.

Council members voted to decrease the tax rate by one-third of a penny for every 100 dollar valuation.

“It is the beginning of showing the constituents and the taxpayers that they are our priority and this is simply the beginning of reducing the tax rate in Laredo which is a public outcry that we’ve had.”

This is the first reduction in 15 years.

City council members reduced cuts in other areas, which they will announce in the next meeting.