Final City Budget Vote is Tonight
City jobs are on the line.
The New Port Richey City Council decides tonight whether to give final approval to the fiscal year 2013 budget.
At last count, about 10 employees face layoffs if the City Council approves tonight the budget, which takes effect Oct. 1. That number includes full- and part-time jobs. A memo says there have been no changes to budget numbers since the Council gave the spending plan initial approval on Sept. 5.
The general fund budget for fiscal year 2013 stands at $16.63 million. The total city budget for that year is proposed to be $44 million, and the millage rate is proposed at 9.5 mills.
In the first of two votes needed to enact the fiscal year 2013 budget, the New Port Richey City Council gave initial approval to the spending plan Sept. 5.
“I think we’ve got something that, if none of us are happy about, at least we can live with,” said Deputy Mayor Rob Marlowe at the Sept. 5 meeting.
Want to weigh in on the budget? Co to the City Council's special meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey.
For more on the various changes to the budget that have been made to the budget over the past several years, see: