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Saginaw Proposed Budget For Fiscal Year 2013/2014
The City of Saginaw proposed budget for fiscal year 2013/2014 is released to the public. The proposed budget is available on the City’s website at www.saginaw-mi.com, and a copy is available to view in the City Clerk’s Office located on the first floor of City Hall.
City Manager, Darnell Earley, will present his recommended 2013/2014 proposed budget to the Mayor and City Council at a Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. City Manager Earley will begin with an overview of the proposed budget in its entirety, followed by a presentation on the General Fund. Phil Ludos, Assistant City Manager for Public Safety, will present the Community Public Safety Budget. The City Council will meet at 6:30 pm for their regularly scheduled City Council meeting, after the Committee of a Whole Meeting.
On Monday, May 13, 2013 a Committee of the Whole Meeting will be held at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers to present overviews of the proposed 2013/2014 budget for Special Revenue, Enterprise, Internal Service, and Fiduciary Funds.On Monday, May 20, 2013 a Public Hearing will be held during the City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. There will be additional budget discussions, and budget adoption will be proposed.
As part of the discussion and communication of the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2013/2014, a SGTV Budget Program is planned and will air the week of May 13th. Additionally, a Budget Forum will be set up on the City’s website for interactive dialogue between staff and community stakeholders. This will present an opportunity to obtain answers to questions on the City’s budget. The Budget Forum is planned to go live on Wednesday, May 15th and will be accessible through the City’s website at www.saginaw-mi.com. The City’s website will include a link to our budget page which will include videos of the meetings on our budget, infographics, and the aforementioned Budget Program and Budget Forum to better communicate with the public and distribute information for transparency and accountability.
City Manager Darnell Earley, commented, “This is a responsible budget that eliminates a $3.2 million structural deficit. The budget process has evolved over the past seven years because of the hard work of my Financial Management Team along with Department Heads. As a result of that work, the budget clearly outlines the spending levels, plan, and goals at which services can be provided and financial solvency sustained.”
Continue on to the Budget Page to learn more.
For more information contact Debbie Buck, Public Information Office at 759-1403.
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