Tuesday AM Council Recap 11/10/15: Property Tax and EMS Tax Levy Update
Last night, Council had three items to vote on. The first two items were a resolution and an ordinance that increases the property tax levy and emergency medical services levy by one percent. These two items were taken together and passed on a vote of 5 to 1 (Councilmember Fagan voting against). The other item was an ordinance brought forward by Council President Stuckart to provide people charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana by the City of Spokane municipal court an opportunity to have the charge vacated. This ordinance was unanimously adopted.
At the end of the meeting, the council held a hearing to review the proposed 2016 budget for the City of Spokane. The budget will not be voted on until closer to the end of the month. To see what’s in the proposed budget and dig a little deeper, click here.
I was not at the meeting because I was supporting my wife at the Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards where she recieved the Arts Education Award.