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August 24, 2012

Rapid City Mayor Vetoes Property Tax Increase

Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker has used his veto to block a CPI-based property tax increase. The increase was passed by a 6-4 vote, but will need 7 votes to overcome the veto.

Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker has used his veto to block a Consumer Price Index-based property tax increase. The Rapid City Common Council passed the increase with a 6-4 vote, but it will take 7 votes to overcome the veto.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Rapid City is one of the few cities in South Dakota that doesn't automatically take the CPI adjustment. The Journal had previously written on pros and cons for the property tax increase.

Read the mayor's memo on the veto. The mayor previously used the veto against the term-length extension in March.

Continue following stories on the City Council and the budget.

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