GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - At Wednesday night's GJ City Council meeting, members of the council unanimously approved the $145.8 million City of Grand Junction budget for 2013.
The budget reflects an $8 million-plus decrease from the 2012 budget.
The budget, which is conservative in both its revenue estimates and spending, is built on projections of annual revenues that are continuing to increase moderately following a steep decline in 2009.
• $145.8 million total (compared to $154 million for 2012)
• Increased capital spending
• Completion of public safety facilities (Fire Administration and Station #2 remodel)
• Infrastructure for two new truck stops near 22 Road
• Parks improvements including pool improvements and Lincoln Park redevelopment
• Avalon Theatre renovation
• Street overlay increases
• Water and sewer infrastructure improvements
• Thirteen positions added (overall still down 69 positions from 2009)
• Partial implementation of employee compensation market survey
• Over $18 million General Fund Balance retained
To review the budget documents and the PowerPoint presentation made to City Council earlier this month, visit the City's website at www.gjcity.org and look for the link under "City Spotlight."