Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

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Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

City estimates it needs $8.6 million to $10 million more annually
Gene Ramirez, left, Troy Neil, center, and Mitch Harris, with the city of Durango’s Street Maintenance Division, seal cracks on East Third Avenue. Durango City Council could ask voters for a tax increase to fund city services such as police, street maintenance and other services in November. The city expects to hold more public forums and survey residents to help inform a tax increase.
If you go

A forum that will help the city determine how to address an approaching budget shortfall and large construction projects will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ska Brewing, 225 Girard Street.

Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

Gene Ramirez, left, Troy Neil, center, and Mitch Harris, with the city of Durango’s Street Maintenance Division, seal cracks on East Third Avenue. Durango City Council could ask voters for a tax increase to fund city services such as police, street maintenance and other services in November. The city expects to hold more public forums and survey residents to help inform a tax increase.
Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to help the city of Durango address a looming budget shortfall and pay for major construction projects?
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