The Raleigh City Council is likely to pass a budget next week, perhaps as early as Monday. The council continues its budget deliberations Monday at 5 p.m. If they don't pass a budget on Monday night, the council must meet each day after that until they do.
The biggest question remaining is whether the council will pass the 5 cent property tax increase proposed by City Manager Russell Allen. Several council members have already expressed an interest in reducing that number. There's also been a lot of talk about trying to reduce the proposed 15 percent increase in the water and sewer rate that Allen put forward.
Any reductions in the proposed increases will likely require the council to delay moving forward on one or more capital projects.