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PADMORE OBJECTS TO PROPOSAL TO LIMIT SIOUX CITY’S TAXING ABILITY

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THE AGENDA FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON’S SIOUX CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL HAVE AN EXTRA ITEM ADDED TO IT.

CITY MANAGER BOB PADMORE SAYS THE COUNCIL WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION OPPOSING A PROPOSAL IN THE IOWA HOUSE THAT WOULD LIMIT THE CITY’S ABILITY TO TAX AND INCREASE REVENUES:

OC…….. YOU CAN IMAGINE. :14

PADMORE SAYS IF THE BILL PASSES IN THE IOWA LEGISLATURE, SIOUX CITY WOULD BE LIMITED ON WHAT IT CAN DO WITH THEIR BUDGET:

OC………TO THEIR BUDGET. :21

PADMORE SAYS A TWO PERCENT LIMIT WOULD NOT COVER THE COST OF LIVING INCREASE THAT ARE COLLECTIVELY BARGAINED FOR CITY DEPARTMENTS.

THAT WOULD THEN RESULT IN A REDUCTION OF SERVICES:

OC…….COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS. :25

LAWMAKERS IN DES MOINES SAY THE MEASURE FORCES CITIES TO HOLD THE LINE ON PROPERTY TAXES AND LOCAL SPENDING.
THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE DEBATED SOON IN THE HOUSE.