Davis Proposes $15.7 Million Budget for Brookhaven

The mayor has released his proposed budget to the Brookhaven City Council.

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis is proposing a $15.7 million budget for the new city's fiscal year of 2013.

In a memorandum sent to the city council on Friday, Jan. 25, Davis saidthe budget will present challenges.

"Our first year budget revenues are significantly less than they will be in our first full year of operations and revenue projected for 2014," he said. "However, our FY 2013 Budget anticipates enough revenue to support a responsive and transparent city while remaining within the millage rate cap outlined in the charter.

"For our first year, I recommend we adopt the 3.35 mill maximum outlined in the charter. Though my preference is a lower millage rate, I do not feel that would be a responsible recommendation for our first year due to the high level of demands from years of neglect, the significant revenue sources not received until 2014, a troubled real estate market just starting to rebound, and the unknown expenses we may face during our first year."

Some notable items from Davis' proposed budget:

  • $2.25 million police budget
  • $1.7 million for public works
  • $3.9 million for finance and administration
  • $328,133 for parks and recreation
don Gabacho February 04, 2013 at 07:36 PM
"Didn't they 'play' also?"---Me Some even ran for public office---and won. Didn't they?
don Gabacho February 04, 2013 at 07:38 PM
"...why don't we just get a Sheriff?..."---Mike Because we are disallowed. Obviously, the city founders require their own enforcers.
don Gabacho February 05, 2013 at 08:43 PM
"Mr. Tertullian, pray tell why citizens should have to apologize for questioning and demanding a responsible government?"---Hamburger Because, in 'corporatist' goverance, it is the civic duty of citizens to not only serve government but also serve government obediently and uncritcally. Even if the criticism be constructive. Learn your place. Do learn also that, since the conception of this City of Brookhaven, and its goverance, the truth can only lie in lies yet to be discovered.
don Gabacho February 05, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Dean, Of the C4ND-BYes-City of Brookhaven Commission-Subsequent Governance of Brookhaven: not that I'm religious, but apropos: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits."
Chris February 06, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Brookhaven4u, you lie. And here's the proof. You commented on December 9, 2012 at 5:20 to a post I made one minute sooner. I told you the year one revenues would be significantly lower and even provided reference to the CVI study where it pointed that out. Just face it, you only hear what you want to hear and aren't concerned with facts. Here's a link proving you weren't "blindsided". http://brookhaven.patch.com/articles/brookhaven-commission-holds-final-meeting-sunday-night


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