It’s not a meeting that typically generates a lot of public interest, but the Commerce City Council will accept input from the public Tuesday night, May 26, on its proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The budget hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the Commerce Room of the Commerce Civic Center, to be followed by the council’s regular May meeting — which was postponed from May 18 because Mayor Clark Hill and city manager Pete Pyrzenski had conflicts. The city council expects to approve the budget at its June meeting and will subsequently amend it to a “final” version in July after year-end numbers for the current year are available.
As it currently stands, the 2015-16 city budget is balanced, with revenues and expenditures pegged at $25.7 million, down slightly from the current budget of $26.97 million.
Overall, revenue and spending are both relatively flat for most departments, with exceptions caused by shifting of personnel or by grant funds either in the current year’s budget or the new budget.
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