City’s budget to hit $10.9M for new fiscal year |

City’s budget to hit $10.9M for new fiscal year

Grass Valley’s budget for the next year, if approved, would reach $10.9 million, spending about $300,000 more than the city expects to take in.

City Council members will look at the fiscal year 2006-07 budget at their next regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at City Hall, 125 E. Main St.

It is expected they will schedule a public hearing on the budget for the June 13 meeting.

Some of the projects included for the next year include planning for a new senior center, a new police sergeant and two new patrol cars, and several traffic improvements throughout the city.

The budget predicts the city’s income to rise from $9.3 million in the current fiscal year to $10.6 million in the next. The fiscal year starts in the middle of the year.

Spending is projected to rise from $10.7 million currently to $10.9 million.

The budget still “relies on about $400,000 of accumulated general fund reserves to support operations,” according to the budget report. City officials have been trying to reduce reliance on reserve accounts. The budget would end the year with $3 million remaining in reserves.

In other matters, council also will vote on whether to put a half-cent sales tax measure on the November general election ballot.

The tax money would be used to fund four general areas of transportation improvements, including the proposed interchange on the Golden Center Freeway at Dorsey Drive.

The city has posted the budget online at


To contact staff writer Trina Kleist, e-mail or call 477-4231.

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