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Straightfactshomie, that was a good post, thanks for the numbers. I was also going to contemplate the FD cost as a percentage of the total city tax levy, and then ask how much less that would be if the critics got everything they wanted.

Your number is 7.6% of our residential tax rate. Lets say we could somehow reduce the FD costs by a whole 20%, now it would be 6.08%. On a $200,000 residence, their tax bill would drop from $4160 to about $3995 - approximately a $65 annual savings for the average homeowner. These are all very approximate for discussion.

We need to find all the efficiencies that we can but lets keep the potential savings in perspective too.

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