The departments set to receive the most funding under the proposed general fund budget are police, fire and transportation.
The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will still be felt over the next fiscal year. Sales taxes, licenses and permits revenue, alcohol taxes and hotel/motel taxes are expected to dip by $4.4 million. Property taxes, which make up over a third of the general fund and are the largest source of revenue for the city, are projected to decrease by 1.8%, or $4.2 million. The city has not proposed a property tax rate increase.
The full, 623-page proposed budget can be read on the city’s website.