BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - Tuesday was the first of two public hearings for the city of Big Spring's proposed budget.
A local businessman argued against a two cent tax increase saying during a time of economic hardship, raising taxes on property owners is not a good idea.
A final public hearing on the tax and the budget will be in September.
Meanwhile, the first reading for the animal rescue and adoption committee was unanimously approved by the council.
The committee will work with other organizations to help the city reach its goal of having a no kill shelter by 2017.
Right now, applications for the committee are being accepted.