City of Tallahassee Budget

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Tallahassee City Commissioners have adopted a tentative budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The spending plan totals about $743 million. There’s no increase in the property tax rate, but Robert Wigen with the financial management department says residents can likely expect an increase on their water and sewer bills to come soon. The expected increase comes as the city is conducting a water and waste water rate study.

sidewalk work along College Avenue
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Commissioners are looking to fill a $4.5 million budget hole while disrupting as few services as possible. Part of that plan involves fixing cracks in the city’s sidewalks.

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Tallahassee City Commissioners are considering employee pay raises and employee cost increases as part of their spending plan for the upcoming budget year.

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Erich Martin

Tallahassee residents won’t see an increase in their property tax rate next year. City Commissioners voted during a budget workshop Wednesday to keep the current rate in place. Commissioner Curtis Richardson says that’s the plan commissioners had in mind when they reduced the rate during the last budgeting cycle.

Steve Buissinne

Tallahassee City Commissioners will continue their budget talks in a workshop Wednesday. Officials started discussions during a meeting last month. Commissioner Scott Maddox says he’s glad to see the process kicking off early.

Alicja Colon

Tallahassee City Commissioners have voted 3-to-2 to reduce property taxes. Commissioner Gil Ziffer led the push for the change during the last few minutes of a city budget workshop Wednesday.

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A number of high ranking Tallahassee city officials are slated for high raises. But  some citizens aren’t too happy about it.

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Tallahassee Commissioners are expected to get a first look at the city’s new open government website next week. Budget Officer Robert Wigen talked about plans for the site during a March commission meeting.

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Are you happy with the way the city of Tallahassee is spending your tax dollars? Officials want to know and are asking citizens to fill out a city satisfaction survey. Deputy City Manager Reese Goad says city leaders want to give citizens a bigger voice as budget discussions start again this year.

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Tallahassee leaders want to make the city’s budgeting process more open, more transparent and more collaborative.

Citizens Group Pushes Slimmed-Down City Budget

Sep 16, 2015
Tom Flanigan

The first of two public hearings on the City of Tallahassee’s proposed budget takes place at City Hall this evening.  But on the eve of that hearing, a group of business-minded citizens presented an alternative spending plan that would require no property tax increase.