The proposed 2021 budget totals $41.9 million which represents a reduction of $6.8 million from this year’s $48.7 million budget. Among the items is a 10% salary reduction for all full time employees. This will require the voluntary support of the city’s staff as most are covered by existing union contracts. In addition to this, the budget calls for further reductions in the line items for the staff of the Public Works Department and the Public Safety Department.
The budget also calls for a 6% rise in tax rates.
This is the release from Commissioner Madigan that lays out all the proposed cuts and increases in taxes.