New Westminster budgets await final vote
Westminster City Council approaches a final vote tomorrow on the city’s spending plans for the next 12 months. And, during tomorrow evening’s council meeting, there will be opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions. For all purposes, the six budgets proposed would spend $9.8 million in 2014-15—nearly five percent higher than the current year. According to David Smith, city administrator, the proposed budgets would raise property taxes by 6.6 mills and sewer charges by three percent, as ways to help pay for the increased spending. The mayor and council’s meeting begins at 5:30 tomorrow evening at City Hall.