VALPARAISO | Although property tax collections remained lower than was levied, not all the financial news was bad at Monday's council meeting.
VALPARAISO | The city expects to announce the hiring of a consultant to oversee the yearlong process of developing a strategic plan for Valparaiso covering decades into the future.
VALPARAISO | As part of the agreement between the city and the Indiana Department of Transportation turning over care of Lincolnway to the city, the state promised the city a snow plow to help with the maintenance.
VALPARAISO | A public hearing on the city's proposed 2013 budget at Monday's council meeting turned into a presentation of what the administration is doing to try to ease the impact of changes in the employees' health insurance plan.
VALPARAISO | After Saturday, the city of Valparaiso will no longer be self-insured.
VALPARAISO | The city is having such a bad year with health care costs that it's, well, sickening.
VALPARAISO | When the state "found" about $3 million in county income tax revenue that was not distributed to the local taxing bodies, Valparaiso had no trouble figuring out where its share would do the most good.
VALPARAISO | With donations expected to pay for the Orville Redenbacher sculpture in Central Park Plaza, the money set aside for it instead will be used to help remodel the former police station for use as the county museum.
VALPARAISO | The city knew is was going to save a good deal of money by refinancing a pair of bond issues, but it didn't know it would save this much.
VALPARAISO | Three Porter County roads have starring roles in a 90-minute IMAX film featuring some of the state's historical highways.
VALPARAISO | Somehow the city was able to make more with less in 2011.
VALPARAISO | Don't bet that Porter County officials aren't glad to have casino gambling in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | Jon Costas was sworn in for the third time as mayor of Valparaiso in a noon ceremony Sunday at City Hall.
VALPARAISO | The city's $3.7 million rainy day fund isn't enough to pay to run the government until the first property taxes are received next year, so the city is planning to borrow to make ends meet.
VALPARAISO | As its Rainy Day Fund increases, the city hopes to borrow less -- or not at all -- at the start of each year to meet operating expenses until it receives its first property taxes of the new year.
VALPARAISO | The city's downtown facade grant program has been very successful and, as far as the City Council was concerned Monday, very confusing.
VALPARAISO | The City Council approved a 2012 budget Monday and at the same time adopted a resolution to ask the state Department of Local Government Finance for more money.
VALPARAISO | A simple suggestion that Porter County's historical society might want to preserve a Civil War monument apparently has turned into a tale that it will be destroyed if it isn't moved.
VALPARAISO | Like all city departments, Valparaiso's Parks Department is trying to do a year's worth of business on 11 months worth of money.
VALPARAISO | Costs might be going up, but the city's 2012 budget is going down.
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