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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Airway Heights City Council discusses property tax hike


October 26, 2017

At the Oct. 23 Study Session meeting, the Airway Heights City Council discussed raising the property taxes by 1 percent in the city.

“This is a minimal way to stay up with the inflation,” Mayor Kevin Richey said. “Cities that do not raise the taxes, like Spokane, are now in a budget crisis.”

The city did not raise the taxes last year due to asking the citizens for the recreation center funds.

The City Council will officially vote on raising the 1 percent at the next meeting, but the board voted unanimously in favor.

Derrick Braaten, the development services director, informed the c...

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