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Just the facts: cuts to the city’s Parks Budget


Last updated 12/20/2012 at Noon

Now that the City Council has adopted the 2013 budget, there have been many emails and phone calls about what this all means to the City’s parks. This news release is meant to answer those questions, and give citizens options to help.

As many people know, Mayor Dave Earling had a hard task of providing a balanced budget in the face of a $1.5M deficit.

One of his charges was for each department to propose cuts of 4.5 percent. Each Department submitted budgets with a 4.5 percent reduction, in which the Mayor incorporated into his balanced budget.

For the Parks department, this was hard t...

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