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Duluth Council Passes 2018 Budget

The Duluth City Council passed the 2018 budget 8-1 Monday night. The Duluth City Council passed the 2018 budget 8-1 Monday night.  |  Photo: WDIO

Baihly Warfield
December 05, 2017 11:19 AM

The Duluth City Council passed its 2018 budget 8-1 Monday night.

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There had been two amendments offered to Mayor Emily Larson's proposal. They each would have reallocated some funding from street repairs to go toward public safety and parks staffing. 

Both of those amendments failed 3-6. 

Larson's budget included $2 million in cuts to departments across the city, including public safety and parks. Her proposal was titled, "Shared Sacrifice for the Greater Good." 

According to the Duluth News Tribune, Chief Administrative Officer Dave Montgomery urged the council to stay with the mayor's proposal because the $1 million she earmarked for street repairs will provide a "bridge" until the street sales tax revenue begins to come in in 2019. 

The street sales tax still has to be approved by the Minnesota legislature. 


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