Winners and Losers: Comparing This Year's Budget to Last

The highlights here are a 34% increase in the Transportation Fund, and the fee on your utility bill that goes with it, and employment cuts in the Electric Utility, due to restructurings that EU managers said last year were impossible.


Budget in Millions of $

FTEs (Employees)

Change from Last Year

1996-97

1997-98

1996-97

1997-98

Jobs

Money

GENERAL FUND

Public Safety

$146.8

$153.9

2783.5

2849.0

+65.5

+$7.1

Public Works/DRI

$18.6

$18.0

301.0

294.0

-7.0

-$0.6

Parks/Libraries

$33.1

$34.1

686.8

683.9

-2.9

+$1.0

Health & Human Services

$52.6

$49.1

339.6

323.9

-15.7

-$3.5

Admin/Miscellaneous

$52.3

$56.8

1421.7

1416.0

-5.7

+$4.5

TOTAL

$303.4

$311.9

5532.6

5566.8

+34.5

+$8.5

OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Airport

$27.6

$29.9

194.0

214.0

+10.0

+$2.3

Convention Center

$9.7

$8.7

110.0

110.0

0

-$1.0

Electric Utility

$693.9*

$678.8

1232.1

1154.8

-77.3

-$15.1*

PARD Enterprise Funds

$6.7

$6.9

54.0

59.0

+5.0

+$0.2

Solid Waste

$29.2

$31.9

365.5

366.5

+1.0

+$2.7

Transportation Fund

$10.6

$15.5

166.0

160.0

-6.0

+$4.9

Water/Wastewater

$188.5

$212.1*

1050.0

1040.0

-10.0

+$23.6*

Watershed Mgmt

$20.3*

$18.1

158.0

164.0

+6.0

-$2.1*

TOTAL

$1,016.5

$1001.9

3329.7

3268.3

-61.4

-$14.6

*These utility figures reflect transfers into Capital Budget for debt management.


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