WARRNAMBOOL residents have had their say on a proposed rate rise above the state government regulated cap.
The Standard conducted an unscientific poll, with residents asked to voice their opinion on the potential increase.
Overwhelmingly voters did not want a rise in their yearly rates.
In total 553 people cast their vote.
Nearly 90 per cent (497) said they did not support a rise, while only 56 people did.
The Standard posed a second question to readers, with 458 voting.
To the question ‘would you rather a rate increase or services to be cut?’ 52 people said they would prefer an increase, 59 said cut services, and 347 voted for the council to ‘find other efficiencies’.
The poll comes as the city council is set to conduct its own community consultation on the proposed increases.