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AGO 1955 NO. 46 >

When a city initiates a local improvement proceeding and constructs the improvement with the purpose, from the beginning to pay therefor exclusively from the proceeds of special assessments against property which it is contemplated will be benefited thereby, the city cannot legally share the costs thereof from other city funds which might have been used in the inception of the improvement.