To help cover the city’s $8.4 million budget shortfall, West Palm Beach homeowners and businesses could see their annual fire assessment fee more than triple, under a proposal the finance director pitched this week to the City Commission.
Finance Director Jeff Green said the increase would reduce the projected deficit by about $5 million.
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West Palm Beach will hold four community meetings to discuss a proposed increase in the fire assessment fee before holding a final vote Aug. 19:
July 17: 5:30-7:30 p.m, South Olive Community Center, 345 Summa St.
July 22: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Gaines Park Community Center, 1501 N. Australian Ave.
Aug. 8: 9-11 a.m., Fire Station 7, 8011 Okeechobee Blvd.
Aug. 8: 3-5 p.m., City Hall, 401 N. Clematis St.