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CITY ELECTION PROFILES, WARD 9: CHRIS BEER
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Q: In expectation of falling revenues (such as state shared revenue) and increasing costs (such as health care and pension plans costs), what should the City of Monroe do to balance its budget next year?A: Start the budget process as early as possible, preferably when the impact of the State budget changes are known. Direct the City Administrator to meet with all departments for full budget reviews to determine where processes can be streamlined and cuts can be made. Postpone capital purchases that are not absolutely necessary.Q: Equalized property values in Monroe's five Tax Increment Districts (TID) fell by about $6 million total last year.