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By Lee Hughes
Staff reporter 

Working quickly

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...

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