Budget Deficit

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Mayor Cassie Franklin has directed City staff to pursue the following eight initiatives:

  1. In partnership with the City Council, establish an oversight team consisting of executive staff and the Council budget subcommittee.
  2. Evaluate all vacant positions for potential elimination.
  3. Reduce travel and training costs.
  4. Evaluate current services and identify potential modifications and options for controlling costs within existing services.
  5. Solicit and evaluate cost-saving and service-modification suggestions from employees and the community.
  6. Explore alternatives to reduce costs for employee benefit programs.
  7. Expand the City's volunteer program.
  8. In partnership with the City Council, investigate collaborative and alternative funding or service delivery models for existing services.

Mayoral Directive: Budget Deficit (PDF)

On Feb. 23, 2018, Mayor Franklin issued a directive charging City staff in all departments to develop alternatives for addressing the ongoing structural budget deficit in the City's general government budget and improving efficiencies and cost management citywide.