This guide contains a compendium of relevant information about the emerging 2011 City of Beacon budget. This is an important issue facing all Beacon residents and businesses. The city council and city administration are working through a challenging budget process. Please check back here regularly for updated information.
The city administrator and department heads explain how tax dollars are put to use:
Video recording of budget discussion at the November 1, 2010 city council meeting [revised]:
The Mayor's Budget Message and Administrator's Budget Message describe the city's financial situation and the decision process that went into the proposed budget. The administrator's Fund Balance Historical Review and Fiscal Action Summary provide further economic details.
The 2011 Budget Request Workbook features the line-by-line expenditures and revenues for the general, water and sewer funds. Two additional documents, the 2011 Expense Explanations and 2011 Revenue Explanations, provide details on each line item.
The following graphs illustrate statistical and historical data relevant to the 2011 budget.