Arvis Dawson and Kevin Bullard

Elkhart Councilmen Arvis Dawson, left, and Kevin Bullard are asking Mayor Rod Roberson to cut city spending as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hurt city revenue.

ELKHART — City Council Finance Chairman Arvis Dawson, D-at-large, said the city should spend 15 percent less than planned this year to adjust for COVID-19.

The virus and the economic shutdown that has followed is expected to cause a significant revenue loss from 2020. Dawson’s proposal of a 15 percent cut is based on estimates the he has gotten for how significant that revenue loss might be, he said.

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fire111

I am just wondering! Aren't City expenses paid with tax revenue? Like property tax? Is the City anticipating a tax revenue vacation? The hard facts are that you don't escape death and TAXES! Right? Just because a business may not have been operating does not exempt them from property tax! Please help me!

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RasmusSJorgensen

A couple weeks ago I wrote about why the city will probably see a fairly significant revenue decrease. https://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/virus-threatens-to-take-a-bite-from-city-finances/article_b7f179c3-ec08-5ea6-8b60-19da763881d3.html

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