Tag Archives: General Fund

There goes the “surplus”!

Wanna see how to make $32 million disappear in just five years? Then you ought to show up Wednesday at Council Chambers for the budget workshop, and City Finance Director Elena Adair will show you how it’s done. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Falling off the balance beam

Now that the budget process is over, the Merry-Go-Round has good news and bad news. The good news is that Council passed a “balanced” budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 – i.e., one in which revenues (including “one-time” revenues) cover, and, … Continue reading

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A few words about the budget

The Merry-Go-Round is willing to wager that Council will not tarry long before approving the two-year General Fund budget to be presented Tuesday. And why should it? Those on the dais will be told that the budget projects a $1.2 … Continue reading

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