Money Grows On Trees, Newark Increases Fees On Residents Again

While most of the city was sleeping the Newark City Council once again raised water rates on it’s citizens.  We know this because the city is apparently paying someone to Tweet out the city council meetings in real time.

New Budget

2017 Operating Budget Message FINAL

Recent News Headlines

Newark to hire two more full-time employees Jan 2017
Newark City Council approves 2 percent water rate increase Jan 2017
Newark City Council votes for no tax increase in 2017 Dec 2016
Newark Crime Rate Up 26% Dec 2016
Newark City Council to vote on budget, tax increase Monday Dec 2016
Newark reduces proposed tax hike for 2017 Dec 2016
Newark City Council continues to weigh stormwater fee Dec 2016
Newark’s proposed tax hike increases to 9 percent Nov 2016
Council authorizes city to explore purchasing VFW property Oct 2016
Newark proposes tax increase, court fee hike for 2017 Oct 2016
City to spend $100K on study of water, sewer rates Mar 2016
Council to discuss water rate study in March Feb 2016
City solicitor gets $10-per-hour raise Jan 2016
Council approves water, sewer rate increases Dec 2015
Council passes 9.5-percent tax hike Dec 2015
City proposes $1-per-month fee to support fire department Nov 2015
Chapman floats idea of pay increases for mayor and council Nov 2015
Tax increase, water rate hike proposed in 2016 budget Nov 2015
Newark seeks 3 percent tax hike Oct 2015
Council passes property tax, water rate hikes Dec 2014
Tax hike, water rate increase proposed for 2015 Nov 2014
Council approves water rate hike, delays vote on other fee increases Dec 2013
City discusses new fees, increased taxes for residents Oct 2013

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