The proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 drew criticism from nearly a dozen residents Tuesday night across a variety of topics, including services on the city’s fringes, public safety and spending priorities in general.
Many residents stood before council and expressed frustration with planned parks still without amenities, worries about fire station coverage in portions of the city and concerns that the city is overtaxing its residents during a housing crisis.
The Idaho Press reports, the council did not take action on the budget, but will have several readings soon before its final adoption and changes could be made.
City officials warned the average homeowner property tax increase will be $105 dollars if the city increases collections by 3%.
Even if the city did not increase tax collections, the average homeowner would still see an increase of $67 to their tax bill due to the average assessed value of homes increasing.