Residents of the city of Venice get their first chance this week to speak on the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

The city council is hosting a public hearing Wednesday at city hall to give residents a chance to chime in.
Earlier this summer, the council raised the property tax rate by one-tenth of a mill in order to generate just shy of $400,000 in revenue.

Residents will also be paying an additional debt service rate in order to pay off general obligation bond financing. That covers the combined $34M public safety and road bonds approved in November of 2016.