This afternoon the Twin Falls City Council will take its first look at the proposed city budget which will take effect October 1st Because of the size of the project the City Council will meet at 3 this afternoon instead of the regular 5 o’clock meeting time.  The proposed budget for the coming fiscal year right now is at $45.83 million dollars.  That’s about half a million dollars lower than the current budget which ends Sept. 30th.  City Manager Travis Rothweiler says he anticipates an increase to city property tax rates, from $6.92 per $1,000 of taxable value to $7.20.  The savings in the proposed budget come from the layoffs of two city building department employees and the freezing of several other positions that are currently unfilled.  Rothweiler blames the poor economy and the possibility of a long recovery for the budgeting issues.