Category Archives: City Commission

City Commission sets assessments for streets, boulevard, Portage Meadows, park district

City Commissioners approved several assessments during their Aug. 6 meeting. One member of the public, John Hubbard, spoke in opposition to all increases. A handful of other members of the public attended, but primarily for other agenda items. City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes Commissioners unanimously approved the following assessments, some of which did not increase this year:

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City Commission to consider multiple assessment increases on Tuesday

The City Commission will consider several assessments during Tuesday’s meeting as part of the budget process. Boulevard District The Park and Recreation Department, Natural Resources – Boulevard Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of over 15,000 street trees located within the General Boulevard District. Services provided within the District are pruning, removal, planting, and streetscape design. The proposed increase for

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City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes

City Commissioners voted 4-0 during their July 16 meeting to approve the budget for fiscal year 2019, which began July 1, and to pass a resolution of intent to raise property taxes. Under state law, the city can raise property taxes by one-half the average rate of inflation for the prior three years. For fiscal year 2020, which started July

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Robinson, Moe: City should take over review of partnership options with Maclean

Commissioners Owen Robinson and Mary Moe have been meeting with members of the Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center for the last few months to discuss a potential partnership that, in their view could be a cost savings for the city. During the July 2 work session, they presented their discussions so far to their fellow City Commissioners, city staff and

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Commission agenda includes setting public hearings on taxes and budget for July 16

During the July 2 meeting, City Commissioners will be asked to set public hearings for July 16 on the resolution of intent to raise property taxes; the budget; and other assessments, including the park maintenance district. To catch up on the proposed budget, here’s our previous coverage: City takes first look at proposed budget, mayor floats idea of public safety

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City budget being developed, no new public safety officers included

The city budget process is underway and the city is not looking at much increased tax revenue for the upcoming fiscal year, coupled with significant tax protests tied up at the state level, the budget is largely status quo. Police and fire departments both requested additional staff, but so far, those staffing increases aren’t included in the preliminary budget. Cities

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Six candidates for City Commission; mayor running unopposed

The filing deadline for city races closed 5 p.m. June 17 and there are six candidates for City Commission. meaning no primary election. The general election is Nov. 5 The six candidates are: Tracy Houck (incumbent); Terry Thompson; Kim Rodriguez; Jasmine Taylor; Bruce Pollington; and Rick Tryon. Commissioner Bill Bronson’s term is up this year and he has opted not to

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Malmstrom no longer being considered as temporary shelter for migrant children

City officials were notified late Tuesday afternoon that Malmstrom Air Force Base is no longer being considered to provide temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. In an email to City Commissioners, the Office of Refuge Resettlement, or ORR, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the base is “longer available for use.” Malmstrom eyed as possible temporary

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