Proposed City Budget Unveiled

Staff presents FY2016 $3.5 billion “All Funds” budget

Proposed City Budget Unveiled

City Council resumed budget review this morning, with the presentation of City Manager Marc Ott’s proposed FY2016 budget: $3.5 billion All Funds (1.1% increase); $906.7 million General Fund (6.2% increase); and a 48.14 property tax rate (up from 48.09).

All this is subject to Council review, revision, and confirmation, with formal adoption in September.

The budget staff is in the process of presenting the proposed budget this morning in City Hall’s boards and commissions room, to be followed by several budget work sessions in addition to Council’s regular meetings. (Not present this morning are District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria, D6 CM Don Zimmerman, and D10 CM Sheri Gallo.) More detail to follow in Daily News and next week’s print edition.

The Big Numbers:

All Funds Budget: $3.5 billion

General Funds (Operating) Budget: $906.7 million

Proposed Property Tax Rate: 48.14 cents per $100 valuation

New hires: 347.4 FTE’s (220.3 GF); APD 85 sworn, 21 civilian; Library 48; Development 27; Transportation 22 (approximately 13,000 total employees)

Proposed employee raises: 3% civilian; contractual raises (police, fire, EMS)

Increased health insurance costs: 12%

Tax/fee increase (“typical” homeowner): $11.30/month (inc. $3.32 in property taxes)

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