Williston Budget Battle
Leaders of a North Central Florida city accused of charging high utility rates, aren't planning to lower them. After a tough year, Williston city council members are reviewing their proposed budget and aren't exactly in full agreement.
Some say change is necessary, but not all commissioners are on board. To lower utility rates, the city needs to make budget cuts. But at least one Williston resident says they'd rather keep paying high taxes then have someone lose their job.
Resident Stacey Feliciano says, "i get to pay less taxes but somebody out there might lose their job they could have a family and bills they have to pay."
Tonight's public hearing started at five o' clock and Council Member Norm Fugate says he will be requesting lower rates. By our count, however, a majority of the council will vote to approve the same rates as before.
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