By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Public safety levy not permanent

State, county determine city’s 2015 ‘continual’ levy lid lift was only good for six years


Last updated 11/19/2020 at 11:40am

CHENEY – Apparently, the city’s “permanent” general fund levy lid lift to help public safety needs wasn’t so permanent after all.

Passed by 59.32 % of voters in 2015, the lift was to dedicate the difference between the then-current general fund levy amount of $2.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation and the proposed increase to $3.10 / $1,000 to “provide for continual public safety (police, fire)” and other governmental services needs. Since then, $2,137,100 of the $2.207 million raised has gone to things such as new police officers and vehicles, improvements to both stations, t...

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