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Lifting the levy lid - again

Cheney council to vote on putting measure on November ballot, faces state requirement for body cameras, ongoing commitments


Last updated 6/24/2021 at 2:07pm

CHENEY — The City Council is considering putting an ordinance on the November ballot to once again lift the property tax levy lid in order to fund public safety needs.

Council was schedule to debate and vote on the ordinance at its June 22 meeting.

Cheney voters originally approved lifting the lid from its then $2.40 per $1,000 of assessed property value to its maximum amount of $3.10 in 2015. The lift went into effect in 2016 — and over the past six years has generated almost $2.65 million in funding for police and fire needs.

The lift was intended to be permanent, but in November 2020...

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