By: Diane Benjamin
The chart below was compiled from these 3 links listed. This is strictly my opinion, but I lumped General Fund spending and Enterprise Fund spending together because things like garbage used to be in the General Fund but now it isn’t..
The Enterprise Funds are:
PDF page 50: https://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=22149
All of these funds get tax and fee increases so they break even except the Arena.
Yes, it’s small and probably hard to read, so see this recap:
Taxes and fees have increased dramatically.
Expect more of the same unless voters make better choices. Tari Renner took office in May of 2013. His first budget was in 2014.
Pension funding has increased the budget with little change in the percentage funded. Government officials should DEMAND changes to pensions before more people leave or are bankrupted by the tax increases.
Instead you will be told the Progressive Tax constitutional amendment will fix everything. It will only tax you more!
The Constitutional amendment should have been for pension reform, Obviously government exists for government employees, not you!