City Of Newark Proposes Tax, Fees Increase, Up To 20%

Officials with the City of Newark want to raise your taxes again. In a budget proposal laid out last week, Acting City Manager Tom Coleman and Finance Director David Del Grande say they need around $95 million dollars. That’s $8 million more than last year’s budget.

Del Grande would like to increase taxes 4 percent, raise the water rate by 4.5 percent,  raise the sewer rate up by 3.8 percent and the new stormwater rate would jump a whopping 20 percent.

If the budget is approved as proposed the average resident will pay about $70 more a year.

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Oct 2017 City Council approves the stormwater utility
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Jan 2017 Newark City Council approves 2 percent water rate increase
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Dec 2016 Newark reduces proposed tax hike for 2017
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Oct 2016 Newark proposes tax increase, court fee hike for 2017
Mar 2016 City to spend $100K on study of water, sewer rates
Feb 2016 Council to discuss water rate study in March
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Dec 2015 Council passes 9.5-percent tax hike
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Nov 2015 Chapman floats idea of pay increases for mayor and council
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