The Auburn City Council will vote Thursday to approve the 2017-2018 city budget, which will include an increase in city spending and parking changes.
The proposed budget would have a 2.2 percent spending increase from 2016-2017. The city’s preliminary budget, released at the end of March, projected a 1.26 percent tax levy increase. However, the council was not in favor of increasing the tax levy, so the current proposed budget keeps the tax levy flat, city manager Jeff Dygert said.
One of the biggest proposed changes included in the budget is free two-hour parking in the Lincoln Street parking garage.