It's been an up-and-down battle, but the board will go right back to looking at a monthly tax. At first, the board wanted residents and businesses to pay a $8/monthly tax.
It was voted down, but now there's a revised version. The board will look at $3.50/month or $5/month. With the former option, two firefighter jobs would be lost. The latter option prevents any job loss. Both options will fill the budget gap.
Residents say they understand it's a difficult decision. The vote against the emergency response fee was 4 - 3. At next week's city council meeting, the board hopes to finally move forward with a new budget.
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