Fees for a long list of Missoula city services will go up if the current budget proposal for the next year takes hold.

Tonight, the city council opened an extended public comment period on the possible increases.

In general, they would go up four percent for services involving zoning, sidewalks, fences, wastewater, excavation, the cemetery, special events and other functions within city limits.

Opponents say the city already is charging too much and will force citizens to move. During tonight's public hearing, Kandi Mathew-Jenkins said, "... and you can start with the taxes and the fees. Stop it. Stop raising us to the point we can't live in Missoula anymore."

Mayor John Engen hopes to finalize the budget and call a vote on it by mid-June.