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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

A tale of two budgets

Cheney council holds final amendment of 2020 document, passes 2021 budget


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 3:57pm

CHENEY – With little fanfare or comment, the City Council took care of two budgets at its Dec. 8 meeting.

The first involved passage of an ordinance adopting the city’s nearly $32.74 million 2021 budget. The budget included appropriations revenues and expenses of $9.99 million for the Light Department — revenues officials have acknowledged may be about 10 % lower than projected due to reduced activity at Eastern Washington University as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The budget also includes just over $8.5 million in total expenses for the Public Works Department but with revenues...

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