Green Bay’s Personnel and Finance Committee approved Mayor Jim Schmitt’s 2019 Green Bay Budget Proposal this evening.
The proposal will now be sent to the full city council.
Alderperson Babara Dorff did comment on the budget being tighter than in the last couple of years, mainly due to the excess sales tax and the million dollars from fund balance that was put into the budget last year.
Due to this, Doriff says the city will see fewer police officers, firefighters, and other services getting hired this upcoming year due to the lack of funds.
It was however noted that the smaller budget has led to a reduction in crime.
The full council will meet next Monday, November 5th to discuss the budget.
They decided to push up the meeting due to elections on November 6th.