Elk Grove City Council approves $164 million budget

Published: Friday, Jun. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 8:31 am

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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