city of Houston proposed 2009 budget is unveiled

White’s budget includes modest tax cut, more police
— Houston Chronicle2

Mayor Bill White unveiled a record $4 billion budget proposal
Tuesday, calling for a sharp increase in spending on public safety
while cutting the property tax rate by a half-cent.

The mayor’s fiscal 2009 budget also would, if approved, create a
dedicated set-aside of tax revenues to pay for drainage improvements,
fund the addition of 150 police officers and add 50,000 homes to the
curbside recycling program.


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