Rapid City Common Council discusses 2021 city budget plans
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Common Council hosted a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss the recently proposed 2021 city budget.
Several council members commented on how reasonable and balanced the proposed budget is, considering the financial circumstances that the city is now dealing with due COVID-19.
During the meeting, the council approved a second reading of a statutory increase in property tax revenue as part of that budget. That will be addressed at the next city council meeting on Sept. 8.
The 2021 budget stresses public safety and public works. Also new, will be a human relations team, to help assess and address the needs of the community.
Although no official details of the budget have been worked out, the discussion will continue among the council within the next month.