Budget debate expected Tuesday on Bowie budget

It is expected to be a long night for the Bowie City Council Tuesday with a budget workshop tacked on to the regular agenda beginning at 6 p.m.
Along with the workshop there will be a public hearing on the proposed tax rate and presentation of the 2017-18 budget proposals for the Bowie Economic Development Corporation and the Bowie 4B Sales Tax Corporation.
In its first workshop the mayor had opted not to go through the budget by department as they awaited certified values and health insurance cost information. However, at the Aug. 1 meeting at the request of two council members and several citizens in the audience a new workshop was added to go through the proposal more thoroughly.
This year’s budget proposal totals about $17.5 million.

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