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Humane Society funding was debated by the council, but the budget was approved for now.
Humane Society funding was debated by the council, but the budget was approved for now.
Scott Hall
August 25, 2016

Rapid City Council Approves First Reading of Budget

The Rapid City Council met on Wednesday for the first reading of the 2017 budget. The Rapid City Journal reported a major point of contention was funding for the Humane Society. Alderman Steve Laurenti argued that the society was being funded at the same rate as in 2013. A representative for the Humane Society pointed out that they provide animal control services that, without funding, would end up falling to the police to handle.

Alderwoman Amanda Scott proposed a reduction of 6% on all city department budgets so that the city would not have to dip into undesignated cash. Laurenti asked that the city increase funding for the Humane Society, using money from the increased golf course budget. Neither proposal gained support of the rest of the council, which passed the budget 6-2.

A second reading of the budget will occur on the September 6 council meeting. More stories on the budget are available through the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive.

 

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