Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Madison Mayor Proposes 'Status Quo' Budget
Link to October 5 Wisconsin State Journal article, "Mayor's operating budget seeks to maintain 'status quo' for city services".
Excerpt: The budget would raise city property taxes by $93.45, or 4.8 percent, to $2,030.30 on the average $241,217 home, according to the mayor's budget message provided to the State Journal.
The proposed budget would make no cuts in police, firefighters or snow plowing, avoids Metro Transit service cuts or fare increases, and maintains all lifeguards at beaches, winter skating rinks and library hours, he said.
But the budget will require laying off three people accounting for two full-time positions, he said.
Link to 2011 operating budget guidelines memo