On Saturday, city officials met to discuss the tight budget for the upcoming fiscal year. During the meeting, the City Council laid out a list of amendments they would like to see to City Manager Bill Watkin's proposed budget.
With that philosophy in mind, the council set out to trim the budget. After a day of meeting, here were some areas where the council wants to cut:
- Decreasing travel and training for employees city-wide by 50 percent or $250,000
- Cutting the council's food budget
- Not increasing the Planning and Zoning Commission or Citizens Police Review Board budgets.
In addition to these cuts, Watkins made several cuts from last year in his proposed budget. The public still has several opportunities to comment about the city's budget for the 2011 fiscal year.
What changes to the city budget would you like to see?