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Web exclusive: Nevada City outlines next year’s balanced budget proposal

Unlike many other California cities that are struggling to bear budget cuts imposed by Sacramento, Nevada City expects to have a balanced budget for the next fiscal year, City Manager Mark Miller said Monday night.

Miller introduced the city’s $3 million 2004-05 budget to Nevada City City Council members at a sparsely attended meeting.

Half of the city’s funds go to the fire and police departments, which receive a total of $1.5 million a year. Another $840,000 pays for streets, city building administration and the city’s parks. The final $600,000 is used for planning and administration, Miller said.

Water and sewer accounts, which are administered separately because of state law, expect to collect $1.3 million and expend just under $1 million, Miller said.

Expenditures have gone up because of increases in workers’ compensations fees, Miller said. He said Nevada City also had to pay for a significant settlement last year.

One problem plaguing the city’s early budget estimates is a missing $100,000 in property tax receipts. Miller said the county may have diverted the money to pay for a PG&E lawsuit but he is currently investigating the matter with county officials.

The 2004-05 fiscal year begins July 1. The council will review the budget at several additional meetings before it is passed.

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