Elk Grove Gathers Input On Budget

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

They’ve been holding a series of Town Hall meetings over the past month. The last one is Wednesday night.

Mayor Patrick Hume says most people are worried about cuts to law enforcement. 

“They didn’t want us to touch public safety and so 52% of our General Fund expenditures is with our Police Department and they wanted us to try and hold the line on that as much as we can.” 

But that won’t be easy. Hume says the city is dealing with declines in development fees and both property tax and sales tax revenues.
Wednesday's meeting will be held at the Valley Hi Country Club on Franklin Boulevard starting at 6 PM. 

City Council members will start taking up the budget in April. July first is the deadline for them to adopt a spending plan.