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City announces Program Project Defunding and Deferments

Bakersfield City Council (FILE)
Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 16:14:09-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City Manager's Office and Finance Department provided a fiscal outlook in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the local economy. It occurred during the May 6 City Council Meeting.

It was announced that it will likely be is necessary to defund and, or defer certain capital projects within the current fiscal year in order to meet revised revenue projections.

As part of the presentation, staff provided updated revenue projections for transient occupancy tax (hotel tax) for the remainder of the fiscal year, showing a revised projection of $7.5 million, as compared to the original fiscal year estimate of $9.9 million.