Final budget workshop set; latest proposal won't 'fix ... problems'

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 02:37 PM.

•$60,000 in needed fire equipment

•$30,000 for the Crestview Public Library to purchase new books and computers

•$16,000 to move the police dispatch center from P.J. Adams Parkway to police headquarters

•$10,000 in computer upgrades

City leaders’ reactions

Because the proposed budget includes the increased millage, Councilman Tom Gordon said, "I'm not satisfied. I still think raising taxes is going after low-hanging fruit."

Council President Robyn Helt also expressed her displeasure with the ad valorem rate increase, and the failure to address problems that led to the budget woes.

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