No property tax increase for Blaine residents in 2014 budget


BLAINE - The City Council has approved a general fund budget for 2014 that doesn't include a property tax increase for Blaine residents.

By law, the city can take a 1 percent property tax increase or bank it for the future.

The $5.3 million general fund, including carryover from this year, went before the City Council for adoption Monday, Dec. 9.

The general fund pays for the daily cost of running the city.

Described as a "status quo" general fund budget by Blaine Finance Director Jeffrey Lazenby, the 2014 spending plan is a little more than this year's.

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or

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