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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.


City Council Meeting  

A mock news story assigned for a Media Writing class