Cutting the budget
June 12, 2020
About two dozen people turned out for the public hearing on the City of Alva budget for FY20-21. At least half of the audience members were city employees.
All council members were present for the meeting. After calling the meeting to order, Mayor Kelly Parker turned to Interim Business Manager Angelica Brady to explain the budget proposal.
Brady said a major change in the budget structure is how the city allocates sales tax revenue. The change was initiated by the city’s auditing firm.
In the past, the sales tax income was all placed in the General Fund with the earmarked...