The Flagstaff City Council met Tuesday evening for a work session in which they discussed a proposed resolution to raise maximum city expenditures by four-million dollars annually. This base adjustment would increase the current amount the city is allowed to spend to a total estimated amount of $205 million for fiscal year 2021-22. Last year, the city spent about $30 million less than its limitation, but over the years, trends have shown expenditures are growing faster than their limits. By increasing the limit by four-million dollars, the city would allow for further leeway in expenditures. If council chooses to approve the ballot measure, it will be voted on by the public in August. Council also discussed additional funding for High Country Humane. The facility is experiencing a deficit due to underestimations of numerous costs, such as startup expenses, equipment repairs and veterinary costs. High Country Humane is requesting an additional $145,000 per year, as well as about $50,000 for the remainder of 2020.
Written by Scout Erhler