Cheney Free Press -

By JOHN McCALLUM
Editor 

City council gets budget requests

 

November 30, 2017



Do you remember 1980?

“Airplane” was one of the most popular movies that year, Mount St. Helens blew up and the U.S men’s hockey team beat the Soviet Union team en route to the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Minimum wage was $2.39 an hour; a gallon of gas was $1.03 and a similar amount of milk $1.60. The average annual income was $11,321 and a new car went for $5,413.

The city of Cheney’s total governmental revenues were just over $1.27 million with current expenses the same, and the entire budget package was about half the thickness of a new legal pad. Thes...



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