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Tag: City Budget News


Tacoma: City Council unanimously passes “painful” budget, slashing jobs, services

It came after a journey that included grim projections, hard truths and a seemingly ever-changing cast of characters, but the City of Tacoma arrived at a new budget destination Tuesday – a place with far fewer employees and scaled-back public services where Tacoma will plant its flag for at least the next two years.

After two months spent dissecting a proposed 2013-14 general fund budget that had been several more months in the making, Tacoma’s City Council unanimously adopted City Manager T.C. Broadnax’s $397 million spending plan Tuesday.

“The word I would use to describe this budget situation is `painful,’”

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