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Preview of Tuesday's, October, 6, 2020 City Council Meeting
Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the City Council directed staff to amend the FY 2020-21 budget process by preparing a one year budget that would be Adopted prior to July 1, with the intention to perform a more detailed budget process during the summer months and present Council with proposed amendments by the end of September. The tentative budget was adopted to allow City staff to have a clearer picture of the sustained revenue losses and prepare an amended budget that would portray the City's rapidly evolving fiscal situation.
At the September 15 City Council meeting, staff proposed an Amended Budget for City Council consideration at a study session/public hearing. Staff has incorporated the feedback from the City Council at the public hearing and has prepared a revised draft Budget Book as shown in Attachment 1.
The budget represents staff’s best efforts to provide the programs and services consistent with the City’s Strategic Plan and other input received from our community and the City Council. The economic impacts of Covid-19 have created a significant amount of uncertainty relative to the City’s ability to accurately project City revenues for the next fiscal year and therefore the amended budget is based on sustainable levels of service and recommendations from our consultants in their Fiscal Response Plan which is included in its entirety in Appendix 8 of the Budget Book in Attachment 1.
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