Budget concerns don't translate to action

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Tax rates are going up, but no citizens spoke at budget hearings last week.

By April Wright, Reporter

Listening to the talk from people on the street and reading comments on message boards, social media and in the newspaper, it would appear that many Galax citizens feel strongly about the city’s proposal to raise taxes to balance its 2012-2013 budget.
However, those concerns did not translate into participation in two public hearings held last week.
Galax City Council held hearings at its May 28 meeting on both the city budget and the schools budget.
No citizens spoke at either one.

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