A draft of the Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the City of Pensacola is now available online, along with a Budget in Brief informational guide for citizens.
Two City Council budget workshops have been scheduled for Council to review the proposed budget:
- Wednesday, July 24, 1-5 p.m., Hagler/Mason Conference Room, City Hall, 222 W. Main St., second floor
- Thursday, July 25, 9 a.m., Hagler/Mason Conference Room, City Hall, 222 W. Main St., second floor
Some highlights of the approximately $245 million Fiscal Year 2020 proposed budget include:
- No millage rate increase
- General Fund reserve balance above the 20 percent minimum set by Council, with reserves representing 23.43 percent of the General Fund
- Pay plan to address pay inequities
- Estimated $104.2 million in Local Option Sales Tax revenue to cover a variety of items, including:
- Pensacola Police and Pensacola Fire vehicles
- $3.9 million in upgrades and refurbishments to some of the City’s parks, community centers and facilities
- $1 million for Public Works to address City-wide ADA improvements, energy conservation and efficiency improvements, intersection and sidewalk improvements, and the continuation of the Pavement Management Program
Two public hearings to adopt the budget are tentatively set for Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.