Empty your pockets: New fees for Alexandria

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New money

The2010-2011 budget goes into effect today and, along with it, new fees that willhelp replenish dry city coffers while consuming residents wages. The mostsignificant tax hike is a 7-cent rise in the property tax rate, which isexpected to raise about $300 million.

Somefees are avoidable. Others are not. Heres a look at some of the everyday coststhat may affect your pockets, and the governments estimates of how muchrevenue the increases will raise for city services.

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