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Council to Vote on 2012-14 Biennial Budget Adoption

Also at Thursday's council meeting, information about ordinance prohibiting the use of single-use bags will be presented.

City councilmembers will be asked to vote Thursday on whether to adopt Newark’s proposed 2012-14 Biennial Budget that city staff has called “balanced.”

The budget that city staff is requesting the five-member council to pass is similar to one that was presented at the council’s but was adjusted to “incorporate the unfunded [Capital Improvement Plan] project for the History Museum and other minor edits,” according to the agenda.

At the council’s previous budget workshop, city staff described the budget proposal as conservative and stable.

In that proposal, officials anticipated that general fund revenues will total $32.5 million in 2012-13 and $33.7 million in 2013-14. With the addition of funds from a voter-approved utility users tax and other transfers, the forecasted revenues would total $36.4 million in 2012-13 and $37.5 million in 2013-14.

The proposed operating budget for $35.9 million for 2012-13 and $37.3 million for 2013-14, according to Administrative Services Director Susie Woodstock added.

The voter-approved 3.5 percent utility users tax known as Measure U has brought in more money than expected this year but city staff said some of that revenue must be used to offset revenue losses. City officials are anticipating a due to closures of businesses such as Newark’s Staples Fulfillment Warehouse located at 6601 Overlake Place and the departures of and the .

For more information and to review the proposed 2012-14 Biennial Budget, see the attached PDF or visit www.newark.org.

Also at Thursday’s meeting:

  • A presentation about two recently Alameda County Waste Management Authority approved ordinances that throughout Alameda County will be presented by Gary Wolff, executive director of StopWaste.org.
  • A public hearing to consider the adoption of a declaration and conditional use permits for a in Newark will be held.
  • The council will vote on whether to accept maintenance work for the Silliman Family Aquatic Center Domestic Water Storage Tanks Replacement completed by Smart Plumbers & Rooters, Inc. By accepting the work, the release of bonds will be authorized.

The city council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 37101 Newark Blvd.

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Nadja Adolf June 28, 2012 at 08:35 AM
The City Council is giving away a portion of the city share of the sales tax revenue to the suffering Del Grande Auto dealership group who desperately need the money - after all, owning Capitol Chevrolet, Capitol Buick, Capitol Fiat, Capitol Hyundai, Capitol Kia, Capitol Mazda, Capitol Subaru, Capitol Volkswagen, CODA Silicon Valley, Nissan Sunnyvale, and Oak Tree Mazda means you obviously can't afford to remodel the old Buick dealership to use for your new Fremont Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. DEALERS PORTION OF THE SALES TAX YEAR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TAXABLE SALES Up to $5 million 40% 30% 20% 15% 10% 5% $5 - $10 million 65% 55% 45% 30% 25% 20% $10 - $15 million 75% 65% 55% 45% 40% 35% $15 - $20 million 75% 70% 60% 50% 45% 40% > $20 million 75% 75% 75% 70% 70% 65%
Rob Sorensen June 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Might that be a remedy to the current business economic turndown such that they not close their doors? Seems fairly creative when you consider businesses as partners in this local economy AND when you don't compare it to what a neighboring City might be offering to move. Just say'in!

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