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Quincy City Council votes down Food & Beverage, Sales Tax hikes

Quincy City Council votes down Food & Beverage, Sales Tax hikes

8 months, 4 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Cuts in some city services are possible

After votes to reject two different tax increases by the Quincy City Council, cuts in some city services could be coming. Scott Hardy has more.

( Audio  1 :27 )

The Council Monday night voted first to reject a 2% Food and Beverage tax for the second time in two weeks. That was followed by a rejection of a 1/4-cent hike in the Home Rule Sales Tax. Both measures were first proposed by Mayor Kyle Moore to fill a projected $1.8 million deficit in next year's budget. After the meeting, Moore said that cuts are likely coming.

( Mayor Kyle Moore :16 )

When asked what those cuts might be, Moore had several possible areas.

( Mayor Kyle Moore :20 )

Moore says it's up to the Council to decide how it wants to proceed, and one alderman is glad the Council's looking at reducing spending. Third Ward Alderman Paul Havermale though says it should have happened two years ago.

( Alderman Paul Havermale :10 )

An update on what the City plans to cut starting in May will be given at another Council of the Whole meeting next Monday night at 6 PM.

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