Saturday, August 1, 2009

2010 Budget: Eau Claire Looks at Project $2 Mil Deficit

Link to July 31 Eau Claire Leader Telegram article, "City officials search for sources of revenue".

Excerpt: The city already collects money by selling exclusive beverage pouring rights at Carson Park. It sells advertising inside Hobbs Ice Center and outside on its buses.

But next year's projected deficit and projected future budget shortfalls have city officials considering other ways to raise money.

Last week the city Fiscal Policy Advisory Committee discussed potentially paying the San Diego-based Active Government consulting firm to develop a list of more sponsorship possibilities. The City Council is expected to discuss that idea and others, such as possibly adopting a local vehicle registration fee, at a Thursday night work session.

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