Dallas Approves $1.9 Billion Budget

By Stacy Morrow
|  Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009  |  Updated 8:00 PM CDT
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Dallas Approves $1.9 Billion Budget

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After months of contention the Dallas City Council approved Wednesday a $1.9 billion municipal budget for next fiscal year.

While the new budget does not raise property taxes, it does raise a series of other fees for everything from water to recreation centers, and also cuts into some city services, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert called the budget a success in the worst economy since the Great Depression and said the service cuts are not that bad.  

 "Other cities would absolutely laugh at the discussion we're having today. In reality, there is very little change taking place," he told the paper.

The new budget takes effect October 1.


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