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At a special called meeting on Monday, June 4th, the City of Douglasville held a budget hearing to present the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget. The Mayor, Council, and city staff have worked for the last few weeks to finalize the FY19 budget, which includes adjustments for Public Safety, capital projects, and the establishment of an economic development fund.
Finance Director Karin Callan presented the budget in a public hearing to City Council and interested citizens, and highlighted the diverse mix of SPLOST and General Fund projects that are being proposed. You can view Ms. Callan's presentation, or the adopted budget.
City Manager Marcia Hampton explained, “Our plan for all of the projects moving forward is to utilize the SPLOST funds for the capital projects and allocate general fund dollars for on-going operations." The total proposed budget of $30.7 million represents an overall increase of 9% over the previous fiscal year. “The mayor and council felt that this increase was not only warranted but necessary to ensure the continued delivery of quality city services and public safety programs, to promote quality future development, and to make the most efficient use of incoming SPLOST funds and tax dollars" Hampton stated .