City Council To Finalize Columbia Budget

8 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 21 2010 Sep 21, 2010 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 4:33:08 AM CDT September 21, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA -The city of Columbia decided to hire 4 firefighters, 1 police officer, 2 joint communications officers, and $30,000 in part time help for Columbia joint-communications.
   
However, as of right now, the city is cutting several funds, training programs and the budgets of some volunteer citizen commissions.

The budget is set at $385,000,000.
   
As for utility rates, the city is still trying to decide whether to raise the electric rates by two percent or three percent.
   
Also in Tuesday's meeting: cameras.
   
We know where the 4 downtown surveillance cameras will go.
   
But one council member says when they turn on is out of their hands.
   
Councilman Gary Kespohl says it's ultimately out of the city's hands, when the cameras will go into effect.

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