If approved, the increase is expected to raise
"By the end of next year, it is anticipated we could come to a point where we could not be able to pass a temporary budget to take us into 2016," Ward said in May. "So that's not something where you could sit around and wait until that happens. We have to prepare for that now."
Ward added that the city had previously considered asking for the increase in 2012, but ultimately decided against it because of final distribution of the estate tax they were not anticipating.
In May, council approved a
He said he can't tell
Ward said he was pleasantly surprised with the turnout of the tele-town halls, the first of which attracted 850 residents.
Council members also answered questions about the proposed increase at a "coffee with council" event in June.
The special election will cost the city
If voted down, council could choose to again put the earned income tax increase on the November ballot.
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