Doesn’t look good. Costs are going up while revenue drops. A telethon perhaps?
Jim Becklenberg, the city’s management and budget director, warned again that with revenues falling $1.3 million below this year’s estimates, and with the recession expected to continue through next year, the city might have to look at more cutbacks in staff and services.
Becklenberg has recommended the city try raising revenues in the next fiscal year by increasing golf fees and levying a transient occupancy tax on short-term vacation rentals of private residences.
He proposed raising fees for recreation programs, library services and planning fees, increasing parking enforcement, and modifying the municipal golf clubhouse’s use permit to allow dinner service.