Danville City Council discussed the possibility of removing the burden of the David S. Palmer Arena and Harrison Park Golf Course from local tax dollars. Currently the arena receives revenue from the city’s hotel/motel tax as well as liquor tax funding. Harrison Park receives a portion of the hotel/motel tax money as well. Aldermen, led by acting mayor Ricky Williams, are looking at possible cuts of $410,000 in addition to a 10% public safety pension fee increase and 4.98% property tax increase. New revenue sources are also being investigated to help with the city budget. City Comptroller Shelley Scott suggested raising the current hotel/motel tax rate to align more with larger cities. Alderman Jon Cooper of Ward 6 stated that he would like to see venues like Harrison Park and the arena become more self-sufficient instead of relying on local tax dollars. Williams says that no matter what, the city council will need to get creative with the new budget, but no changes are planned until next year. Further discussion on the tax levy and budget will continue at next week’s city council meeting.