San Benito proposed $12.7 million budget calls for expanded parks program

SAN BENITO — A proposed $12.7 million general fund budget would boost the city’s parks program.

Last night, city commissioners approved the first reading of the balanced budget which would come with a $1.8 million street maintenance fund. Commissioners are expected to approve the budget Sept. 19.

As part of the budget, officials are keeping the city’s property tax rate at 72 cents per $100 valuation, where it is projected to generate $4.5 million compared with $4.37 million this year. The budget — about $200,000 bigger than the current $4.37 million budget — would come with a $4.6 million fund balance, which compares to the city’s current fund balance.

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Source: Valley Morning Star

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