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Budget Presentations Continue in Auburn


Budget presentations continue in Auburn.

City Council will hear the Department of Public Works’ proposed budget at Thursday’s city council meeting. That meeting will take place at 5:00p in council chambers.

The council has already heard budget plans from the police department, fire department, and ambulance service along with planning and codes. The police department is seeking $9.1 million, allowing it to purchase seven new vehicles. The fire department is asking for $8.2 million; AFD has no plans to purchase any new vehicles in the upcoming budget. The ambulance service is asking for $3.3 million.

A first draft of the overall city budget was presented last week by City Manager Jeff Dygert and Comptroller Mary Beth Leeson; however, changes will most likely be made once Auburn learns how the state budget will affect local finances. The proposed budget is a 6.1% increase over last year’s, coming in at $47.5 million.

The state has extended the deadline to pass its budget to Thursday.

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