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The Mayor is proposing what he calls a “fiscally conservative” $45.3 million city budget for the coming year. Mayor Dean Maxwell made his annual budget message at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

Maxwell is proposing a 4.4 percent over the current year’s budget which includes a one-percent property tax increase. He pointed out that the Anacortes property tax rate is the lowest of any city in the county.

Maxwell said “These are difficult times and not all cities are as financially well off as Anacortes.” He said the city has had to scale back some capital projects. “We can have everything,” he added.

One of the major projects which will move ahead is a planned $2.5 million expansion of the city’s water treatment plant. The city is a major water supplier in the area, supplying water to Oak Harbor, Whidbey Naval Air Station, Skagit Public Utilities District customers, as well as Anacortes residents.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit Co. Over Time

435 Skagit Cases (+1)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

51 Hospitalizations (+0)
15 Deaths (+0)
294 Recovered
Tested -Not reported
Positive -Not reported

21,977 Cases Statewide (+275)
3,517 Hospitalizations (+16)

1,124 Deaths Statewide (+6)
365,272 Total Tests Statewide
6.0% Positive

Updated 6:00 pm June 1, 2020

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County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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