Ann Arbor Budget Proposal May Contain Higher Utility Rates

Apr 18, 2016

Storm Drain
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Ann Arbor's city council will receive the revised 2017 fiscal year budget proposal tonight.  


The city hopes to generate nearly $3 million by raising the rates between 5.5% and 6.5% for water, sewer, and stormwaterTom Crawford is the interim city administrator.

"Those increases are needed in order to cover the debt service cost, the operating and maintenance costs, and the capital improvements that are required for these very critical systems to deliver the services that they do."

A $370 million budget proposal will be presented.  

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu