The city’s finances are so dire that it might not be able to afford ammunition for the police department, but every employee is expected to get a raise in 2017, according to a new memo published Tuesday after a key financial vote by DeKalb City Council.

The DeKalb City Council has set a ceiling for its estimated annual property tax levy at nearly $13 million, a 10.8 percent percent increase over last year’s levy as budget talks begin in earnest for 2017.