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Orange Works to Balance Budget

The City of Orange has posted documents for the first 2009-2010 budget study session (Tuesday after the city council meeting.)  This is the current proposal to close the $10.9 million gap.

Reduce Departmental Operating Budgets  $3.0 million

Defer Salary Increases                                     $3.0 million

Use of Unreserved Fund Balances                $4.9 million

Total                                                                    $10.9 million

The Proposed Cuts!

1.  Eliminate Lobbying Contract with Townsend Public Affairs – $60,000

2.  Eliminate Employee Service Awards – $21,000

3.  Reduce Book Budget for Library – $ 130, 917  

The Library would only receive $50,000 to buy new books – this means the library only buys best-selling fiction and non-fiction.  No new CD’s or DVD’s.

4.  Close Main Library on Friday – $67,666

5.  Eliminate Contribution to OC Human Relations Council $5,000

6.  Maintain 4 Police Officer Vacancies – $440,000

7.  Eliminate Budget for Graphics for Old Town Design Standards – $25,000

8.  Reduce Expedited Outside Plan Check – $35,000

9.  Eliminate Treats in the Streets – $12,960

10.  Reduce Number of Concerts in the Park from 8 to 4 – $4,236

11. Reduce Scope of July 3rd Event – $55,377

12.  Eliminate One Summer Drop-in Recreation Program – $10,126

13. Reduce Senior Center Allocation by 10% – $24,900

14.  Reduce Level of Park Maintenance – Reduce Sports Field Maintenance – $34,300, Defer Aesthetic Maintenance – $14,000,  Reduce Supplies, Materials, and Contract Services for Parks $46,697, Reduce Frequency of Landscaping Services $59,695

Also:  delay purchase of replacement vehicles and equipment, 22 city positions frozen, currently Director of Library and Director of Public Works positions are vacant