Proposed Budget: No Tax Increase

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

There are no new taxes in the new Tallahassee city budget. The blueprint calls for an 11 percent increase in spending.

The majority is going to increased fuel costs. The rest of the increase will go toward area parks, the Animal Service Center and raises for city employees.

Some of the money is also earmarked for building inspection fees.

"We're adding six patrol officers at Tallahassee Police Department; we're adding some positions to expedite the process. We're adding residential auditor to help citizens with the audits for their houses for energy efficiency, so I think overall it addresses some needed areas of the city that the citizens will see some benefits in the future," said budget manager Raoul Lavin.

The City Commission will hold a budget workshop Tuesday. Then in July they'll make a decision to formally approve a final version.


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