The Elk Grove City Council on Wednesday night approved a $164 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, a 6.5 percent spending increase over the current year.
The city expects sales tax revenue to continue increasing to pre-recession levels, Budget Manager Katy Baumbach said. Property tax revenue is expected to rise, too, although not to past levels.
The City Council voted 5-0 in favor of the budget, with little discussion and no concerns raised by the public.
"Things are looking brighter," Vice Mayor Steven Detrick said.
City officials took a cautious approach to the budget, in part because of anticipated increases in labor costs in coming years, Baumbach said.
The spending plan includes a $38 million capital budget.
Highlights of the city's capital plan include widening Grant Line Road from Waterman Road to Bradshaw Road and purchasing land for a planned sports complex.
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