Our chamber has been following the 2017-18 budget process very carefully. With the re-scheduled first reading being tomorrow night, we were disappointed that last week’s work session did not include a budget discussion. The public deserves the opportunity to be aware of possible changes and to be a part of the discussion.
Two weeks ago in this column, we shared the outline of our One for One program, the chamber’s position regarding the city’s 2017-18 proposed budget that included the largest tax increase in Owensboro history. Since that time, we have been overwhelmed with the response we received from business owners, employees and citizens throughout the community.
Last week, the Chamber of Commerce took a strong position regarding the City of Owensboro’s 2017-18 budget in which the city staff proposed the largest tax increase in our community’s history.