Duluth City Council Looks to Pass Budget at Next Meeting

The council has not made any changes to Mayor Larson's proposed budget.

The Duluth City Council will take up the 2017 budget and a tax levy in their next meeting. They have not made any changes to the budget proposed by Mayor Emily Larson’s administration.

Under the levy, property taxes would be raised but those prices would be offset by the elimination of the monthly street maintenance fee.

“We have tremendous needs to fix our streets, tremendous needs to fix our water supply and our water system and we’re trying to do that at a time when the state and federal government aren’t providing cities with the support cities need and that makes our annual budget very challenging,” said city councilor Joel Sipress.

The streetlight fee will also go down by twenty-five cents in 2017 which will lead to its elimination in the future.

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