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UP to hold meeting on how to pay for services

Post by Brent Champaco on April 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm with 1 Comment »
April 21, 2010 12:49 pm

University Place residents will get the first of two chances to voice their thoughts on the city’s proposals to pay for police, streets and parks Thursday.

All options to fund the three services require voters raising taxes.

For police, the city is proposing a property tax increase from $1.12 per $1,000 assessed value to $1.60 per $1,000 assessed value, or a utility tax increase that would add $1 $50 on every bill.

For streets maintenance and preservation, the city proposes a $75 annual increase to vehicle license fees, or increasing the utility tax.

For parks, the city proposes forming a metropolitan park district that would call for a property tax increase of 23 cents per $1,000 assessed value.

University Place leaders said the plans are proposals, and the city wants to know if residents think they are viable. Residents who attend Thursday’s meeting will be surveyed on each option.

There are two meetings scheduled – one Thursday and another next Tuesday. Both are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at UP City Hall, 3715 Bridgeport Way West.

For more information, visit the city’s website or call Eric Faison at 460-5443.

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  1. UP has been mismanaged to death. They blew millions on roundabouts, even after the public said no. they condemned two blocks of commercial business, kicked everyone out and bulldozed the buildings. they took a fairly new library and took a bulldozer to that too. Every contractor that took on their grand plan project walked away with out of court settlements totalling millions If you want to know how inept this city council and mayor have been, I suggest you interview the city accountant that left her job. What UP did is nothing short of criminal. I can”t wait to see the final bill

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