There are many dynamics to projections and estimates; however, none are to the scale of $2.3 million. The City needs to identify $2.3million in increased revenue or additional reductions in expenses. Currently, the police and fire budgets consist of 90% expenditures for personnel, and 10% to operations. In other words, a $2.3 million cut involves reducing personnel which results in drastic cuts to service levels. The following is a view of projected cuts and reductions to accommodate the loss of $2.3 million:
- City Hall $525,000 - Reductions in a variety of support services to public safety personnel and operations.
- Parks and Recreation / Senior Center $225,000 - Loss of seasonal personnel who maintain parks during active seasons which will result in closing of park amenities due to lack of maintenance and upkeep.
- Fire/EMS $723,500 - Significant reduction of service delivery due to loss of 9 fire/EMS personnel in addition to currently vacant positions.
- Police $797,000 - Significant reduction of service delivery due to loss of 7 police personnel in addition to currently vacant positions.