Proposed budget Change % Change Estimated tax impact$30.19 million $150,670 increase 0.6 % increase $22.29 on a $163,500 property

What it means to you:

Revenue down:

Thanks in part to the state’s economy, City Manager Glenn Aho is estimating the city’s non-property tax revenues will be down by $521,000. The city plans to use $600,000 from its undesignated fund balance to cover that revenue loss.

Layoffs: The city would cut six jobs. That includes two that are currently vacant and four existing positions. Aho said he is not revealing which jobs wold be cut now.

Mall voting?: Auburn voters could vote at a single polling place for future elections. The city clerk is considering the Auburn Mall as a possible centralized polling place.

Road work: The national economy, with lowered interest rates, could make this a good time to spend capital revenue to repair the city’s roads.

What’s next: Council review Police and Fire departments’ budget at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Meetings are schedule twice each week until April 27.


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