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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />BUDGET STUDY SESSION <br /> <br />MAY 12, 1969 <br /> <br />The City Council met in budget study session in the <br />Conference Room of the Arcadia City Hall at 7:30 P.M, <br />12, 1969, for the express purpose of considering the <br />liminary budget for 1969-70 as submitted by the City <br /> <br />May <br />pre- <br />Manager. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Butterworth, Hage, Helms, Arth <br />Councilman Considine <br /> <br />It was noted that the proposed budget reflects a gr'and <br />total of $6,058,368 representing an increase of $322,579 <br />or 5,6%. The increase within the six funds utilizing <br />property taxes is 7.7%. These figures represent reductions <br />from original departmental requests of $178,342. The budget <br />as submitted indicated a reduced city tax rate. Of immediate <br />concern to all was the question of the affect of such a <br />budget upon property tax rates. It was the consensus of the <br />City Council that every effort be made to maintain a status quo <br />position as far as the City tax rate is concerned. That if a <br />reduction were made it might be necessary to increase next year <br />which would create an untenable situation. That the true amount <br />to be realized from the increased assessed valuations was unknown <br />at this time and emergencies could occur during the fiscal year <br />which would deplete anticipated revenues. <br /> <br />Council perused and discussed each budget category starting <br />with Summary by Funds, Appropriation Summary - all Funds reflecting <br />a five year comparison, Assessed Valuations from 1964-1965 to <br />estimated 1969-79, Tax Rate Summary (all tax supported funds), <br />Summary by major objects of expenditure tax supported funds, <br />Revenues other than property taxes and special assessments, <br />Expendituees for selected functions, Tax Rates and Tax Levies <br />of government agencies from 1959-60 to 1969-70, Estimated Revenues <br />for 1969-70. <br /> <br />The individual departmental budgets were then explored, <br /> <br />City Council, City Manager, City Clerk - wherein a change was <br />made by adding $25 to Account No. 31 to cover attendance at <br />local meetings, Finance Department, Treasurer, Personnel. The <br />City Manager explained that he would have an announcement soon <br />on the appo~ntment of a Personnel Officer pursuant to the <br />requirements of the revised City Charter. City Attorney - the <br />City Manager explained that this particular budget shows a <br />reduction inasmuch as the attorney has only one secretary. <br />Purchasing and Business License - the City Manager explained that <br />there will probably be a new arrangement in this department after <br />the present Departmental Administrator leaves (around May 30). <br />General City - Manager to submit a breakdown on his Contingency <br />in Acct No. 27. Some discussion held on the appropriation of an <br />estimated $26,833 to the Chamber of Commerce for advertising and <br />promotion purposes. It was felt that a specific date or a maximum <br />amount should be designated, This is to be discussed with the <br />Chamber of Commerce officials at some future date. At the next <br />Study Session (May 15) considerations will start with the Police <br />Budget. <br /> <br />5-12-69 <br />