City Council has passed its operating and capital plans, along with the tax rate for this year. At a special Council meeting this afternoon, Council unanimously passed its five-year financial plan, and it also finalized the tax rate for this year. Residential tax payers will be paying just under nine dollars more per thousand dollars of assessed property values when the tax bill comes in. That rate differs between classes. The small business rate will go up by about 19 dollars per thousand. While that rate was passed, it was not unanimous.