Medical Lake moves 2020 budget, wage and salary increase forward, South Lake Terrace Improvement project also awarded
Last updated 11/27/2019 at 10:25am
MEDICAL LAKE — In a quick, 20 minute meeting, the City Council moved the city’s 2020 budget, along with an employee salary and wage ordinance, one step closer to approval.
Councilman-elect Art Kulibert noted during the citizen comment portion of the meeting that 20 years ago the city was forced to chop $220,000 from its budget in the wake of Initiative 695 that reduced licensing fees to $30.
He expressed concern that the passage earlier this month of a similar initiative, I-976 that again cut car tab fees to $30, may have a similar affect.
City Administrator Doug Ross said he had calle...