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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Council’s budget approval prompts discussion of parks needs


July 3, 2017

The City Council on June 27 adopted a $23,584,755 budget for fiscal year 2017-18 after a hearing in which several council members weighed in heavily on the city’s parks situation.

The approval was unanimous by Mayor Greg Mahler and council members Susan Coleman, Diane Gerson, James Goble, Lisa Gourley and Dave Trask. Councilor Ryan Underwood was absent – and Mahler pointed out, as the meeting began, that the absence was “unexcused.”

Budget Committee Chairman Dave Holley highlighted a number of developments that have occurred since his committee members approved the budget in M...

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