Some Light Weekend Reading: City Manager Manager's Proposed FY 2010-11 Budget
For the second year in a row, your trash bill will come down -- from $20.34 to $20.25 -- but your water bill will go up 3.1 percent. And there will be new fees added and increases to existing ones: "multi-family registration, garage sale, coin-operated amusement machine, certificate of occupancy validation fees," per Page 12. There remain on the table as well other revenue-generating options, including the Transportation User Fee.
Suhm does not propose a tax hike. But she does tell the council what will need to be done should it choose to go in that direction.
Oh. And speaking of new fees, I see the Transportation and Environment Committee will yet again take up community gardens on Tuesday. They're up to their sixth proposal now. This one says it will cost $215 for a permit to plant. Only, you can't sell what you grow. That seems fair.