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Proposals at a glance

Clearwater is proposing cutting at least $2-million worth of city services and raising the property tax rate by 10 percent next year. City commissioners will hold two public hearings in September before officially approving the 1999-2000 budget, which will take effect Oct. 1. Among other programs, they are considering the following:

Proposed cuts in existing services

Internship $60,350

Summer youth program $100,000

Grants for non-profit groups $35,000

Tourism office $200,000

Street banner program $12,000

Clearwater magazine $250,000

Parks and Recreation $180,080

Help line $66,560

Library department $70,030

Garage funding $54,000

Cuts being added back in

Jack Russell Stadium taxes $41,450

Jasmine Court $78,840

Jolley Trolley $95,000

Long Center funding $86,110

Human Relations Department $107,650

Aides $111,060

Proposed additions

Budget analyst $50,000

Imaging system $138,000

Federal lobbyist $75,000

Diversity program $80,000

Fire employees $490,000

Neighborhood program $100,000

Computer upgrade $70,000

Occupational license $36,000

Parks and Recreation $328,200

Beach entrance maintenance $230,000

Clearwater Marine Aquarium $50,000

Holt Avenue funds $100,000

Source: City of Clearwater