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New budget proposal to be presented to city council

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 12:42:06-04

Funding for street maintenance would be increased in the proposed budget that City Manager Peter Zanoni will present to the city council Tuesday.

The $1.1 billion dollar budget also calls for 25 more police officers over the next five years and more cadets for the fire department.

The proposed budget calls for no rate increase in storm water or wastewater and would eliminate fees at city pools.

“The key thing is that it focuses on our basic core services. So public safety, our street maintenance and reconstruction, our park system, our beaches, and some strategic planning.

Those are the key things that we're funding with this budget.” said Zanoni.

Five public meetings will be held to explain the budget to city residents. The first meeting will be held on

August 12th. The city council must still approve the new budget. It would go into effect on October 1st.