Several questions have been raised about whether or not this will impact taxes. The City examines all programs and services to identify savings. As previously noted, nearly half of the material formerly collected from the blue bins was either burned or disposed of in the landfill. This poor performance is why curbside recycling was one of several programs, services, and/or projects that was canceled.
City Council was able to identify enough savings to address their priorities and provide tax relief for Fiscal Year 2023. This tax relief will effectively reduce the tax rate by 4 cents per $100 of assessed value and will be applied in the form of a credit to Fiscal Year 2023 real estate tax bills.