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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

Published on September 12, 2019

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City Council received its first look at Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 12.

The FY20 budget is comprised of a $228 million operating budget and $117.1 million in two capital funds (1990 and 2014). Even though the City is projecting revenue growth in FY 2020, the Mayor has structured a lean plan to ensure the City is able to maintain strong reserves and meet growing demands.

“This is a structurally sound, balanced budget that continues to maximize taxpayer dollars where they are needed most,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “The budget addresses Huntsville’s growth and it funds needs that require capital investment to help us stay ahead of that growth.”

The proposed budget keeps the focus on core community services such as public safety, sanitation, schools, parks and recreation, and public transit. It further continues major investments in street construction, neighborhood repaving, sidewalks, drainage infrastructure and new public amenities.

The Mayor applauded his administration for their ongoing commitment to a fiscally conservative spending plan.

Following the budget’s introduction, Council will hold a work session on Sept. 19, at 5 p.m., to consider the budget for final approval at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 26. The City of Huntsville’s fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

The proposed FY20 budget may be viewed on the City of Huntsville Finance and Budget webpage.