By David Pan 

Mayoral candidates clash on 2022 budget

Councilmember Marine says he won't vote for a budget that includes a tax increase


Last updated 10/6/2021 at 4:47pm

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson

A potential clash between the two candidates for mayor appears to be brewing over the 2022 budget.

At Monday's City Council meeting, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson unveiled her 2022 preliminary budget. Gregerson, running for a third term, gave a short address, outlining the highlights of the budget before Finance Director Shawn Hunstock began a more detailed presentation.

During a discussion of how property tax rates were calculated, Councilmember Joe Marine asked Hunstock, "Why are we recommending the 1% this year?" in reference to 1% increase in property taxes, the highest amount allowable by l...

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