Macon Mayor Robert Reichert proposed to City Council a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14), which is the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. He made this presentation at a Special Called Meeting of City Council on Tuesday, May 14. The meeting was open to the public and can be viewed at www.maconbibb.tv. The presentation and proposed budget can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
The proposed, balanced FY14 was developed after many weeks of dedicated effort by Department Heads and staff, and it was done with the pending consolidation in mind and guided by our Strategic Plan and within the B.E.S.T. framework.
The general fund budget is 2.6% less than the previous year’s approved budget and 7.4% less than FY2012. The millage rate is being proposed to remain the same at 9.7 mils. Despite the reduced general fund, we are still able to provide services to our community and support projects and initiatives to improve our neighborhoods. Funding is included for:
- Macon-Bibb County Consolidation
- Additional firefighters for new stations
- 100 hardwood trees
- Greener Macon initiatives, including litter pickup and the Gateway Project
- Ongoing housing demolition
- 5x5 Program
The full proposed budget can be viewed here