RED BLUFF — City council will consider adopting the 2022-23 municipal budget on Tuesday.
The 2021-22 budget started with a general fund balance of $6,846,893 and is expected to end with $10,087,137, an increase of $3,340,244.
The proposed budget for 2022-2023 begins with an estimated general fund balance of $10,087,137 and ends with an estimated general fund balance of $8,346,512, a decrease of $1,740,625.
City staff said the decrease was mainly due to salary increases of 3% and 5% for most employees, a 3% increase in the city’s health insurance share for the second semester and a 25% increase in the compensation premium and civil liability. .
The city budget is presented to the council each year.
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The council will have a discussion about homelessness in the city.
Staff are asking council for direction on addressing multiple issues regarding the short and long term impacts of homelessness.
Scott Camp of Faith Works has a list of items that need to be addressed to alleviate homelessness issues within the community. These elements include the authorization of a camping space for the homeless and a secure area for the overnight parking of vehicles.
Staff recommends that council designate two members to work with staff, county and community partners to find solutions.
The council meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the council chambers, 555 Washington St. Meetings are free and open to the public.
The meeting will be live streamed and residents will be able to listen to the meeting live on the city’s website, cityofredbluff.org. Firefox is the most compatible web browser for listening to meeting audio, according to the city.
Meetings no longer have a call-in option for feedback, but the Zoom meeting can be accessed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86121805369?pwd=djJ0VUFUQmoxY0xPRWtJaktFYVlwQT09.