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2018-19 Recommended Budget

Post Date:05/11/2018 10:05 AM

On Tuesday, May 1, the recommended budget was presented to City Council. Included below are highlights of the budget and key dates.

Recommended budget highlights

Total budget: $168.4 million (Includes General Fund and all fee-based enterprise funds)   
General Fund only: $105 million

  • Core services maintained
  • Proposed tax rate increase of ½-cent
  • Continued funding for:
  • Funding to make pay more competitive for operational positions such as public safety personnel, stormwater and solid waste workers
  • Strong savings (fund balance) for emergencies of more than $32.7 million
  • Increased funding for affordable housing
  • Expanded funding for programs for at-risk youth
  • Proposed Parking Fee increases
    • Restructure parking fee schedule, identified increases beginning in January 2019 to help fund improvements in parking decks, while also increasing free on-street parking from 1 hour to 90 minutes
      • On-street parking from $1.25 to $1.50 per hour
      • Monthly fees increases for downtown parking decks

Key dates

  • May 15, 2018 - Public Hearing on the FY 18-19 recommended budget
  • June 5, 2018 - First vote on the FY 18-19 budget
  • June 19, 2018 - Second and final vote on the FY 18-19 budget

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