Duluth Council postpones vote to set max property levy

Councilors will take up the mayor's proposal to raise city property taxes by up to 8.9% at its next meeting, Sept. 26.

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DULUTH — City councilors voted 8-0 Monday night to table a resolution that would have established the upper-most amount the city could raise via property taxes next year. Mayor Emily Larson had proposed to set that levy cap 8.9% higher than what Duluth currently collects.

Council Vice President and 5th District Councilor Janet Kennedy encouraged her colleagues to take a bit more time to review the mayor's proposal before acting on it, and the council unanimously agreed, with 3rd District Councilor Roz Randorf absent.

By law, the city must establish its maximum levy before the end of September. The council's next regularly scheduled meeting is Sept. 26.

The city's actual budget and levy request for 2023 won't be finalized until later this year.

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