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City budget plan raises fees, taxes

  • DENNIS ODA / 2015

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell plans to unveil today proposes a new trash pickup fee and increases to bus fares and Residential A property taxes for next fiscal year.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “People are just trying to make a living. I believe in looking inward … and start to make cuts where we can rather than spending money. This is not the time to be expanding government.”

    Ann Kobayashi

    City councilwoman, on Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s budget proposals

The $2.45 billion operating budget Mayor Kirk Caldwell plans to unveil today proposes a new trash pickup fee and increases to bus fares and Residential A property taxes for next fiscal year that officials say are needed to fund hikes in nondiscretionary spending — including debt service, employee retirement and collective bargaining. Read more

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