Johnson City

Johnson city budget talks

JOHNSON CITY, - Johnson City is weighing all options as they try to decide on a budget, but residents' property taxes could go up.

According to Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin, the city could see a .33-cent tax increase. The mayor says there has been a considerable level of concern about cuts but the commission is looking at all options.

"If the Commission agrees to restore the budget in a manner to maintain the levels of service provided last year, it would require about $3 million in new revenue or cost savings (18 cents) and the schools - funded at about $2.5 million (less than their request) would be another 15 cents, for a potential request of 33 cents per $100 assessed evaluation," he said.

Mayor Brocklin says there will be a starting point at Johnson City's first budget reading on June 19.

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