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Finance committee discusses 2023 city budget

Rate increases, new employees likely

DAVENPORT—The city finance committee was faced with its yearly task of discussing the annual budget and any changes coming to the use of taxpayer dollars prior to council’s Oct. 12 meeting.

The committee, which consists of councilmembers Heath Becker, Chris Ruiz and Jessica Smith, went over seven items presented by city administrator Steve Goemmel: planned projects, revenue projections, tax levies, utility rates, budget impacts, a drafted budget and a review of this year’s third quarter finances.

The city is proposing a 1% raise in property taxes, the maximum allowed without a vote of the peop...


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