The city’s proposed budget book for next year is out, all 936 pages of it.
From the third page:
This budget will raise more total property taxes
than last year’s budget by $20,818,484 or 7.6%,
and of that amount $4,650,483 is tax revenue to be
raised from new property added to the tax roll this
There you have it.
After they wrote that gem they decided to raise the tax rate even more (to just below the point where the voters would have to approve it), and are considering slapping sales tax on our electric and natural gas bills.
We deserve better