More Cuts or Higher Taxes Still Burlington Council’s Options

NOTHING HAS BEEN DECIDED YET, BUT THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL MAY HAVE TO CONSIDER A HIGHER PROPERTY-TAX RATE, IF IT HOPES TO BE ABLE TO DO SOME NEEDED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

 

MEMBERS HAVE NOT YET REACHED A CONSENSUS ON THE TAX-HIKE ISSUE, PARTLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE DIFFERING VIEWS ON HOW ADDITIONAL CUTS SHOULD BE MADE.   MAYOR SHANE MCCAMPBELL SAYS 90% OF THE CITY’S EXPENSES ARE PERSONNEL-RELATED.

 

 

CITY MANAGER JIM FERNEAU’S INITIAL BUDGET PROPOSAL INCLUDED A 60-CENT INCREASE, BUT MCCAMPBELL SAYS THERE’S ALSO BEEN TALK OF 10-TO-15 CENTS, AS POSSIBLE MIDDLE GROUND THIS YEAR.

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