Funding for city operations would decrease 2% for tax supported programs according to a first draft of Roseville City Manager Bill Malinen's 2012/13 Budget Expenditure Summary and 2012/13 Capital Spending Plan.
The proposed budget is based on priorities of the City Council and feedback from the community survey. In June the City Council agreed to a target not-to-exceed levy increase of 3.4% over the 2011 budget. The difference between the levy and the 2% operations decrease would be used to strengthen capital replacements. The 3.4% target is being used for staff planning purposes. However, the council could adopt a higher or lower not-to-exceed levy in September.
Among recommendations in the draft budget are:
• Reduction of three additional staff positions • Zero percent wage increase in 2012 and a one percent increase in 2013
• Eliminate the Leaf Pickup Program • Cut backs of some Parks programs such as Discover Your Parks and some Rosefest events
The proposed budget implements a two-year budget cycle, helping the council to make funding decisions based on long-term needs.
The City Council will review the draft and work toward adopting a final budget later this year. Residents are encouraged to review the preliminary recommendations and . share your thoughts with Councilmembers
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