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Second Public Hearing on the Tax Increase


(Yes, I know they’re carefully wording it as “new tax rate,” and not “tax increase,” but let’s call it what it is.)

Only three speakers at the public hearing, and all were against the increase.  The point was brought up that alcohol sales have increased sales tax revenues for the city, reinforcing Mike Boucher’s point from last week that sales tax estimates are low by a greater amount than the increased revenues from the proposed property tax increase, but it does not appear that any council members were swayed by this or any other comments.

The actual vote on the increase will be next Tuesday, September 20, at 5:30PM.

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