Alpharetta will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2011 budget during a meeting that starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday in city hall. The city council will hold a first reading of the budget ordinance at 8:30 p.m.
The city council plans to hold the tax rate at 5.750 mills. The proposed general fund budget would be $50.4 million, down from $55.7 million during the current fiscal year.
The city expects to collect $16.5 million in property taxes, down from $17.1 million this year. City voters last November approved an increase in the homestead exemption that will also reduce city income. The exemption will go from $30,000 to $35,000 in the coming year, $40,000 the next year
Spending for public safety would increase slightly, but most departments would cut back with reductions in maintenance, operations and training.
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