The Twin Falls City Council’s discussion over the proposed new city budget for the coming fiscal year had a lot to do with a proposed property tax increase.  City Manager Travis Rothweiler has proposed a 4 percent increase in city property taxes to help meet the demands of several budgetary issues for the city including road maintenance.  The proposed budget calls for raising the tax rate to $7.20 per $1000 valuation, a four percent raise over the current rate.  The City Council held off on any direct challenges to the rate increase but indicated there may be more discussion on the issue.  The increase would provide an extra $200,000 of revenue during the year for road maintenance for a total of $750,000.  And he said even at that it’s still only half of what the city really needs.