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Measure N citizen oversight committee makes recommendations on proposed budget

Posted: 11:26 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-02 02:26:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Monday night, the Measure N committee made recommendations to Bakersfield city staff on the proposed budget utilizing projected funds from the new one-cent sales tax going into effect today.

The city is projecting almost 60-million dollars in revenue and has already allocated funds to a variety of initiatives within the Measure N guidelines .

Here is the 2019-2020 proposed budget:

Police Department $20,362,950
Fire Department $3,344,375
Recreation and Parks $12,137,289
Development Services Department $14,734,472
Arena/Convention Center $2,353,548
Support Services $2,459,051
Public Works $1,100,000
Total Proposed Allocations $56,491,685

The City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget June 28, 2019.