Area Business Leaders Weigh In On City's Budget Options

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka business leaders got a chance to weigh in on the city's budget options.

City Manager Jim Colson outlined the picture for chamber members Thursday night.

He says projected revenue and current spending would leave the city with a more than $5.5 million shortfall.

Colson is recommending the council approve a 3.83 mill property tax increase, which adds up to about $44 more a year on $100,000 home.

He also suggests increasing gas and electric franchise fees. The proposal also cuts spending in all areas, except public safety.

Council members must finalize the budget by August 25th.


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