The City Council approved $6 million in the FY 2022-23 budget to go toward the start of design concepts for the new facility. According to the city's 10-year Capital Improvements Plan—which was released in April—an additional $80 million in funding will be sought through a potential 2026 bond election.
The CIP is broken down into various categories within the city that each have a set of goals:
- Economic development vision
- Environment and resource protection
- Land use
- Neighborhoods and housing
- Parks, public spaces and facilities
The entirety of the FY 2023-24 proposal comes with a $321 million operating budget, a 7% increase from last year's, according to agenda documents.
The budget also supports the addition of 29 new positions within the city including:
- Five firefighters
- Three police officers
- One city marshal
- One city clerk
The increase in average monthly fees are as follows:
- $1.71 for electric
- $2.82 for water
- $2.41 for wastewater
- $0.86 for resource recovery
- $0.85 for community enhancement
The City Council will hold public hearings Sept. 5 and 19 on the proposed budget, tax rate and service fee increases; the dais will also vote to adopt both Sept. 19.