Last Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Medical Lake City Council held its annual budget workshop meeting, discussing next year’s financial outlook.
City Administrator Doug Ross said there aren’t many unexpected budget changes for 2014, given the city’s tax base. Most of Medical Lake’s revenues come from property taxes, preventing any big income swings in either direction.
“Revenues are flat; they’ve always been flat and they always will be flat,” he said. “We’re not a large retail or commercial base.”
While Medical Lake may not have a bustling commercial sector, its current make...