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The City of Oklahoma City

Council receives proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-2013

(May 1, 2012) - City Council received the City Manager’s $951.9 million proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year today. 

The General Fund budget, which pays for most day-to-day City services, is proposed at $387.3 million – a 5 percent increase from the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.

Eighty-five positions, an increase of 1.9 percent, are proposed to be added to the budget.  Most notably they are: 23 in police, 13 in street maintenance, 12 in utilities and six in code enforcement. 

The proposed budget also includes enhancements to transit, adding a new northwest express route to downtown and improved mid-day bus service on routes 3, 10, 13 and 22.

Public safety makes up 62 percent of the general fund, followed by public services at 17 percent, culture and recreation at 10 percent and general government at 9 percent.

Sales tax is the largest single source of revenue for the City, making up 52 percent of operating revenue.

Budget presentations will be made during the May 8, May 22 and June 5 City Council meetings.  The budget is scheduled for adoption on June 12.  Log on to www.okc.gov to review the budget book. 

The budget sessions are aired live on City Channel 20 and replays can be found on the web at www.okc.gov.  

Contact:  Kristy Yager, 297-2550

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