In preparation for the budget meeting tonight, I just took a 20 minute scan at the docs. There are some interesting figures that jumped out, and some that I was looking for at the request of our readers. Here are some of the figures:
-Proposed payment to the five city council members in 2008-09 is $44,000, which breaks down to $8,800 a year or $733 a month per council person.
-Proposed car allowance is $21,000, which breaks down to $4,200 a year or $350 a month per council person.
-Estimated travel and conference costs is $30,000, which is up from $13,235 in 2006-07.
-The City Council also gets paid for its work on the Community Development Commission, at an additional $1,700 a year per council person.
-Estimated telephone allowance is $80 a month per council member, which costs the city $4,800 a year.
-Total proposed budget: $142,600
-Costs for salaries, including overtime, is proposed to cost $377,700.
-Proposed car allowance is $11,400
-Total proposed budget: $442,500
-Costs for full-time salaries is expected to be $17 million, and for part-time it is proposed at $232,700.
-Overtime costs are projected to be $1.4 million. Last year (2007-08), the department projected that figure to be $2.1 million, and in 2006-07 the actual figure for overtime was $1.9 million.
-Total proposed budget for police: $21,327,700
To take a look at the budget yourselves, click here.