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By Charlie Pancerzewski
Former City Councilmember 

City finances need attention, public daylight | Guest View

Series: Coronavirus | Story 96

Last updated 5/13/2020 at 12:03pm

A month ago my letter to the editor described some areas of financial impact on Mukilteo from COVID-19 and urged the Mayor and Council to identify and analyze those impacts and formulate a plan to deal with them.

The Mayor and her Finance Director made limited presentation to Council in their electronic meeting call, guessing how much lost revenue they expect, assuming a 10% reduction for some taxes and fees. Their guestimates of 2020 General Fund revenue shortfall totaled $793,000.

They considered the number two revenue source – sales tax, and a few other taxes and fees like parking fees...

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