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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Airway Heights council talks tax hikes

City facing $900,000 shortfall


Last updated 12/28/2023 at 3:55pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The city is looking for ways to diversify its revenue stream, including tax increases.

During a Dec. 11 City Council meeting, a finance committee presented a plan to address a $900,000 funding shortfall.

The finance committee recommended adopting a solid waste utility tax, refinancing the interfund loan and increasing water and sewer utility taxes.

City Manager Kevin Richey articulated the financial challenge.

“Expenses have surpassed revenue, prompting us to explore six different options to close the gap.”

Among these options, the committee considered a 5% tax on wa...

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