Greenfield voters favor raising taxes so more police, fire department personnel can be hired

  • Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Published: 11/07/2018 03:40 AM

They not only Back the Badge with yard signs, but they back the badge with their bucks. In balloting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Greenfield voters gave permission for the city to raises taxes more than state revenue limits allow so it can hire five more police officers plus two more fire department personnel. The unofficial vote was 57.4 percent in favor of the referendum allowing the city to exceed the revenue limits and 42.6 percent against. The city estimates property taxes would go up $41 on homes assessed at $100,000 and $82 for homes assessed at $200,000. In interviewing early in the day, support was strong at the polls.


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