At a news conference on Monday, October 1st, Mayor Steve Bach unveiled the proposed 2013 City Budget and Strategic Plan. This balanced budget improves key community services while remaining focused on the priorities of Jobs, Transforming City Government and Building Community.
Key Community Benefits include:
- Restoring evening bus service
- Turning back on the 3,500 streetlights that remain off
- Conduct fire station-based neighborhood health clinics
- Continue maintenance of neighborhood parks
- Fund Stormwater priorities
- Fund Streets priorities
- Strengthen public safety and code enforcement
The input for the budget came from citizen town halls, meetings with community groups, City Council members, Mayor’s Solutions Teams and individual citizens. It is a forward-looking budget that features breakthrough strategies, action-oriented goals and real measurable outcomes. This last element is critical because it will allow the citizens to track the progress being made toward the goals of the budget.
The next steps in the budget process will be work sessions with City Council on Thursday and Friday, October 11th and 12th. These will be followed by a formal public hearing on Friday, October 18th from 5:00 to 7:30pm. The 2013 City Budget must be finalized and approved by December 31, 2012.
“Thank you to the over 100 City staffers who worked tirelessly on producing this budget. The road ahead is full of challenges and great opportunities that we will face with our proven resilience and vision. Together, we will lead our city to an amazing future,” said Mayor Bach.
Please visit springsgov.com to access a copy of the full 2013 Budget Proposal.
Please visit http://vimeo.com/50844912 to watch the 2013 Budget Proposal Presentation.