Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2014 Municipal Budget Preview: City of Madison

Paul Soglin asks managers to offer flat budgets for 2014. (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/9/2013)

2013 operating budget:  $267,000,000.

Projected budget gap reduced to $2,000,000 from $6,100,000 as a result of a drop in contributions to the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Excerpt: In a message to managers, Soglin asked that overall funding requests not exceed 2013 amounts, except to fully fund enacted commitments such as planned salary increases and certain cost-to-continue items. The mayor also asked managers to prepare alternative budgets with specific proposals to cut spending by 3 percent.

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