Mayor Steve Allender has proposed the 2017 budget for Rapid City at $160 million. According to the Rapid City Journal article, his proposal calls for no property tax increases, but Mayor Allender has called for a change in the budgeting method the city uses. He is seeking to change it to a program-based budget, which he says could save the city millions in the future. However, low-priority programs, such as the Humane Society and certain arts programs, could see their city funding reduced as a result of this change. Check out the agenda from the Mayor's budget meeting here.
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