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Budget approved at 3.5% city increase

[caption id="attachment_3785" align="alignright" width="259"] Slated to be closed to save $8,000 annual expenses, council voted 4-3 to keep the downtown bus terminal open.[/caption] City council has unanimously passed the city's operating budget with an increase of $5 million in spending, offset by revenues, for a 3.5% increase in the city portion of your tax bill (the capital budget was approved in February with no increase). Over two days of discussions, council shaved roughly $1 million and just over 1% off of the proposed budget presented by staff in December. When blended with Regional and Education taxes, which together represent 60% of your tax...

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05 March

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