Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Toledo 2010 proposed budget

Well, here it is! It's also linked permanently in the left-hand column.

It's 402 pages and in .pdf format which makes it hard to use, but at least it's on line.

I've been sick the last couple of days and just don't have the energy to sit and go through the whole thing right now, but will be evaluating the 'assumptions' made in the near future.

Some of those assumptions include:

* an increase in income tax collections of over $2 million
* the elimination of the reciprocity for municipal income tax paid to other jurisdictions
* increasing the garbage tax to $16 per year (Karen Shanahan was right - if they can impose $2 what's to stop them from making it more????)
* a new police class
* a new fire class
* eliminating 40 refuse collection positions by the end of the year
* reducing the number of beds to hold Toledo incarcerations at CCNO
* adding 18 positions in Finance and IT to handle the new financial software system

There are no actual expenditures from 2009 included in the document, so, again, it will be hard to judge whether or not 2009 budgeted numbers were appropriate prior to setting 2010 budget line items.

Stay tuned!


Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

For now, and knowing the author, I will continue to refer to it as a Fudge-It.

BTW, doesn't the Charter call for a balanced budget?

Maggie Thurber said...

yes - it has to be balanced.

But they can balance it by 'budgeting' revenue that isn't yet in place - like an increase in garbage tax, etc...

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