The South Milwaukee Common Council passed the 2021 operating budget on Tuesday. You can see it on our website here.
More details on my post from last week.
The city tax rate will increase 1.2% to $9.98 per $1,000 of valuation. The increase is a little higher than the levy increase of 0.99% due to a small reduction in equalized property valuation locally.
Budgeting is the most important thing we do as elected leaders, and I want to thank the council, city administration and all of our department heads for their work on it. Budgeting is a team effort in South Milwaukee, from building it to passing it to, most importantly, bringing it to life. That is where our front-line workers come in, and I thank them too. Forward!