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Raleigh adopts budget

Posted June 28, 2010

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— The Raleigh City Council on Monday adopted its nearly $620 million budget for the fiscal year 2010-11.

The budget, which maintains the property tax rate at 37.35 cents per $100 of value, passed 7-1. Councilman John Odom was the lone opposing vote.

The city also held the line on solid waste, stormwater and privilege license fees. The budget eliminates 24 vacant positions, shares rising city health-care costs with employees and reduces the traditional level of employee compensation increases.

The only fee increase in the budget is $5 extra per year for motor vehicles to support Capital Area Transit. This goes into effect on Oct. 1 and will raise $700,000 over the remaining nine months of the budget year.

City Manager Russell Allen said in a press release that the adopted budget does not reduce public safety funding significantly or require staff layoffs.

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  • ForTheLoveOf Jun 29, 2010

    Mark20, while I hate the excessive spending and poor management of funding by almost all aspects of government, that $3,777 for a family of 3 provides police, fire, and ems protection. Not a bad plan, IMO.

  • browne-eyed girl Jun 29, 2010

    and why am I paying for Capital Area Transit (are we talking about the CAT bus?)

  • Mark G Jun 28, 2010

    If you consider the estimated 2009 Raleigh population, the new budget amounts to approximately $1,259 for every man, woman and child in Raleigh. Do you think you personally get $1,259 worth of services from the town, that is services that you don't pay an EXTRA fee to receive?