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David Salazar

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Kyle council passes civil service the hard way

The Kyle City Council barely passed its civil service ordinance Tuesday night in a performance so calamitous that it triggered doubts about the discipline and mutual confidence of the city’s governing actors.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Committee structure, park plan, on Kyle docket

A controversial re-structuring of citizens committees will go before the Kyle City Council tonight, as will a matter that stands to become controversial: a 42-acre city park for which the city will ask citizens to take on...

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Kyle council passes tax increase, but signals possible priority change

The Kyle City Council passed a large tax-rate increase last week, but the influence of two new councilmembers who encouraged reductions suggested that the council may have to reconsider its long-term priorities.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Kyle council to consider cop pay

Kyle's city council will consider a new pay scale for the Kyle Police Department (KPD) in response to voter-approved civil service rules implementation.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Final budget workshop yields minimal cuts for Kyle

Kyle councilmembers met one more time Tuesday night attempting to make budget and tax rate cuts, but to severely limited avail.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Kyle council to overhaul committee structure

A proposal to place Kyle City Councilmembers at the head of each city committee is being lauded by some as a blow for productivity and derided by others as an impediment to citizen involvement.

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Tax rate debate emerges
on Kyle city council

The first rumblings of debate about Kyle's proposed tax rate increase turned up at a Thursday night workshop, but the council majority still supports the staff's recommendation.

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Tax hike could expose Kyle to rollback vote

The possibility of a rollback election loomed Tuesday night as the Kyle City Council set a maximum property tax rate of 37.31 cents for the next budget.

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