City is takin’ it to the streets

Published on Thu, Aug 8, 2002
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City is takin’ it to the streets

The city of Blaine will hold a series of open house meetings over the next three Thursdays to explain why city council is asking voters to approve a property tax increase that would pay for street maintenance.

Council approved an ordinance at the end of July to put the measure on the ballot in the September 17 primary election. The ballot issue calls for a 50-cent increase in the levy per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. The levy would sunset in 2006, when a new street construction levy will be considered to include maintenance.

Meetings will be at the Blaine community center August 15 and 29 and at the Semiahmoo fire station August 22. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

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