Mayor Changes Biennial Budget Proposal; Additional $2.8 Million To Go Toward Roads

Mayor Changes Biennial Budget Proposal; Additional $2.8 Million To Go Toward Roads

Mayor Chris Beutler has announced he’s changed his biennial budget proposal to put an extra 2.8 million dollars toward roads.

A spokesperson with the mayor’s office says The change is the result of new information on health insurance claims. The Finance Office had projected a 9-percent increase in health insurance rates for the general fund and a 10-percent increase for all other funds. Actual claims information indicates the rate increase will be only about 3 percent, freeing up the 2.8 million dollars.

The City Council is scheduled to act on the Mayor’s recommended budget at the following meetings:

  • Thurs., July 12 – Council discusses tentative changes to the Mayor’s recommended budget from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Mon., July 16  – Council votes on tentative changes to the Mayor’s recommended budget
  • Mon., July 30 – Public hearing on the budget begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Mon., Aug. 6 – Council discusses proposed final changes to the Mayor’s recommended budget
  • Wed., Aug. 8 – Council votes on final changes to the Mayors recommended budget
  • Mon., Aug. 20 – Council adopts the budget

The Mayor’s budget proposal for 2018-2020 is available at lincoln.ne.gov.