City council passes budget focused on public safety

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Monday night, city councilors unanimously approved a budget that focuses on public safety. 

$1.8 million goes toward a program to prevent property crime. 

Another $1.8 million will address backlogs at the crime lab, including over 4,000 untested rape kits that have been tagged into evidence. 

The budget also includes drug addiction initiatives and more than $8 million in homeless services. 

To balance the budget, the city is planning for an increase in gross receipts tax revenues that will be collected starting July 1. 

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