Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Effort to roll back property tax hike fails in the Council

by Rod Williams - At last night's council meeting there was a resolution sponsored  by Robert Swope on the agenda that asked Mayor Cooper to submit a new tax levy by August 15th.  This would not have changed the budgeted dollar amounts. It would have cut no services or programs. It called for rolling back the tax levy to an amount that "dollar for dollar" for what the city is receiving in unrestricted relief funding.  That is, money received from the Federal government for Covid 19 relief that does not have to be spend on Covid-19 expenses.

It failed! This should have been an easy vote. This should have been an no-brainer. What is wrong with our Council? Stay tuned.  I will post how members voted.

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