Today, I made my budget presentation for the next fiscal year to City Council. While it may be our custom to get together during the second meeting in April with a detailed proposed new budget, I am presenting in an environment that is anything but “business as usual”.
Cities across our state and across our nation are facing a major public health emergency, record unemployment, and an unprecedented financial crisis. Simply put, the demand and the need for core local government services has and will continue to increase significantly, and at the same time we are all projecting drastic levels of revenue shortages.
To read my full speech and see my revenue slides, click here.