The annual budget process is nearing completion. Earlier this week the public hearing for the proposed 2011 budget was continued until the November 16th council meeting. At that time we expect City Council to finalize the document that essentially becomes our operating plan for the coming year. Even without the severe reduction in revenue faced in this election, the City has difficult choices on how to allocate available funds. Over the next several months, staff will evaluate services provided to residents and visitors and will propose changes.
Expectations for the level of basic public services and quality of life amenities are not the same for all citizens. As we continue to evaluate what services we provide and where we spend taxpayer dollars, we welcome your input.