Taxpayers can take a look at the $147 million proposal and build up their case either for, or against it.
The discussion begins on whether or not parts of it will become a reality. Mayor Tim Hanna's budget includes a small increase in the tax levy from $37 million to $38 million. City Officials are also looking at the future and how to raise $70 million to build a new City Hall, library and parking ramp.
"We can borrow money at a very low cost, not that we want to go out and borrow a bunch of money because you have to pay it back," said Mayor Hanna, "what will help us pay it back is if we do this in a way that attracts investments to our downtown. That's really what we want to accomplish."
Next month residents will have an opportunity to ask questions about the budget at a committee meeting and public hearing.
The city council will vote on the budget on November 13.