The city’s sales tax income is projected to have the biggest loss of $6.3 million, a 24% drop from what was projected before the public health crisis.
Projected revenue from business taxes, licenses and permits, and property taxes call for nearly $3 million less in collections than was originally estimated.
Roswell’s fiscal year starts in July. Here is some of what the city planned to spend before the pandemic, but the finance department is now proposing not be funded.
- $1.14 million for employee salary increases
- $1.4 million for 21 fulltime fire captain positions
- $2.5 million for maintenance 70 city buildings and facilities
- Nearly $7 million for fire stations No. 2 and No. 8
- $5.2 million for the 911 emergency communications center
- $270,000 for Mimosa Hall's certificate of occupancy
- $179,000 on Historic house properties
In Hora’s presentation, partner organizations such as Roswell Inc., which manages the economic development for the city, would receive less money.
- Roswell Arts Fund would receive $50,000 in funding ($200,000 less)
- Roswell Inc. would receive $290,000 in funding ($197,200 less)
- Roswell Historical Society would receive $30,000 in funding ($20,000 less)
- Historic Roswell Beautification Project would receive $26,000 in funding ($21,650 less)