Following suit from last week’s Auburn City Council meeting, a number of departments are scheduled to present their proposed 2019-2020 budgets Thursday.
This week’s lineup includes public works, police, finance and the office of planning and economic development and code enforcement. Each of the departments are requesting a budget increase.
Last week as she presented the city’s preliminary overall budget to council, Auburn Comptroller Rachel Jacobs introduced a plan that would decrease spending by 1% to $35.6 million and implement a 2.4% property tax revenue increase — the maximum tax increase without overriding the Auburn’s tax cap.
Jacobs also noted significant changes to the city’s expenditures and revenues. Auburn Police Department, code enforcement and public works all had proposed personnel changes. Salary increases and a $100,000 decrease in the power utility fund were also noted expenditures.