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City departments present preliminary budget requests

Each city department will have a slight increase in budget requests, said Mike Urban, finance director and interim city administrator.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Pullman City Council started its budget process for 2021 and 2022, hearing proposals from city departments that will be determined on or after Nov. 17.  Councilmembers emphasized the need for economic...

Councilmembers propose use of raw sewage technology

The non-invasive technology can measure the condition of a sewage pipe, said Kevin Gardes, councilmember and Pullman public works director.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

Councilmembers discussed reducing possible exposure to COVID-19  from raw sewage by using non-invasive technology during a city council meeting on Tuesday.  The technology can measure the condition...

Councilmembers to consider property tax increase following drop in city revenue

Pullman City Council can declare a need for the tax increase partly caused by the city's economic pitfall because of COVID-19. The city hopes to see increased revenue from several construction projects, even if the property tax does not go up, said Mike Urban, Pullman director of finance and administrative services. 
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman City Council will decide on a possible property tax increase in November when the council adopts its 2021 tax levy.  If the council increases the property tax by the state-designated 1...

Pullman saw $700,000 drop in yearly revenue, finance director says

City officials say Pullman will bounce back from the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, but a yearly budget may be difficult to plan for as of now.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2020

The City of Pullman saw more than a $700,000 drop in overall revenue during 2020, with much of the loss coming from a decrease in sales, gambling, admissions and public utilities taxes, according to a...

City Council will not spend CARES money on marketing plan

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he was okay with not using CARES Act money on a marketing plan for Pullman, but that the city needed to prioritize helping businesses. 
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2020

Pullman City Council unanimously approved the updated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding expenses during its Tuesday virtual meeting.  The council decided against spending any...

City council supports police issuing tickets to COVID-19 partygoers

Pullman City councilmembers approved thousands of dollars in public works projects during a meeting Tuesday night.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2020

Pullman City Council unanimously approved higher penalties for violating public health orders in an attempt to mitigate the recent COVID-19 spike in the city during a virtual meeting Tuesday night. Pullman...

Pullman faces economic uncertainty, city finance director says

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he noticed problems with spacing between barriers and parking spots in the pop-up parking trial.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 29, 2020

The City of Pullman may face a 12 percent drop in revenue in the coming months, but city officials said they expected worse after months of economic slowdown.  Financial update 2020 Pullman Finance...

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