Media Writing 2200 Madeline Bok Families will have to pay $75 per year in an effort to raise $400,000 for the city thanks to a one‐cent tax increase proposed by councilwoman Wilma Rudolph that was passed at the city council meeting Tuesday night. Rudolph argued that the city desperately needs the funds and said without the tax, “…there is a chance that we’ll have to start laying off workers next year.” The tax is expected to allow workers to keep their jobs and also to expand city services like garbage pick up. Although the mayor expressed opposition to the tax, it was passed with a five to two vote. Another hot topic at the meeting was a zoning petition that would relocate the city cemetery to make room for a new supermarket in the 2800 block of Forbes Street. Eighteen audience members spoke against the petition, one of whom threatened to launch a campaign to recall any council member who voted in favor of the rezoning. Only two people spoke in favor of the petition. The council voted five to two against the rezoning. The last item of business was Councilman Mazeroski’s proposal to establish a $150 morticians license fee, which, he suggested, would be assessed annually and would produce much needed revenue for the city. The proposal was tabled and will be reintroduced when it is clear whether the city has the power to impose such a fee.