NEWS RELEASE

 

June 30, 2011

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433

 

BALANCED BUDGET INCLUDES RECOMMENDATION TO FOREGO 3% INCREASE ALLOWED UNDER IDAHO LAW

 City Budget Workshop is scheduled for July 6 and 7

 

Meridian, ID – (June 22, 2011) – The City of Meridian will hold its annual budget workshop on July 6 and 7 as part of the fiscal year 2012 (FY12) budget development process.  Mayor Tammy de Weerd will recommend a balanced budget to the City Council which does not include taking the 3% increase allowed under Idaho law.

 

During the workshop the Mayor and City Council will receive presentations from departments regarding proposed enhancements for FY12.  The workshop will be held in the City Council Chambers and begins at 8:30 am on both days; it will also be streamed live from the City’s website.

 

Departments which operate from the City’s general fund will make their presentations on July 6.  The general fund is used to provide public services such as public safety, parks and recreation, and general administration with its main source of revenue being property tax.  The enterprise fund, which is used for the water and sewer business functions of the City will present on July 7.  At the conclusion of the workshop City Council will establish the proposed budget for FY12. 

 

On August 23rd a public hearing will be held on the proposed FY12 budget where residents will be allowed to make public comment.  Comments will also be accepted for the record at clerk@meridiancity.org.

 

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit www.meridiancity.org.