Operating Budget Workshop

Naperville City Council recently held a workshop to review the City’s general fund operating budget for the year ahead.

The $119.7 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 is just a slight increase from last years due to the addition of three new employees, a 6% increase for health care costs and a $1.2 million project for needed vehicle replacements. But the numbers read as a success according to staff.

“To only have a 1% increase from year to year, I think we should give staff some credit to that because they have really looked for ways to reduce expenses,” said Rachel Mayer, Finance Director, City of Naperville.

The $12 million budget gap predicted last fall has been reduced greatly due to cuts in spending and excess cash that should cover most of the difference.

But the City could face an extra $7 million deficit if Governor Rauner’s State Budget Proposal passes. His plan would reduce the portion of income tax revenue given to municipalities.

The City will continue to review the proposal and will hold a public hearing on the budget in April before final adoption.

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