Increase in utility taxes

Utility taxes will be increased in Bloomington after a vote Monday where two alderman changed their vote, avoiding dipping into emergency reserves and a veto from Mayor Tari Renner last week. The City Council approved a $91.2 million general fund budget; however, spending has exceeded revenues, except with the use of $1.2 million in emergency reserves. At the time, the alderman rejected the vote 5-4, but the vote changed Monday after two aldermen changed their vote. The vote allowed for the emergency fund to be avoided. The budget otherwise remains approved with no additional cuts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *