It is budget season folks. We have heard about all the cuts the City of Tampa (aka Mayor Pam) is proposing. Last year's budget after the small milage reduction was 725 million dollars. The proposed budget for the new fiscal year is 761 million dollars. That is a better than 4.5% increase. Which by the way is more than the inflation rate or the average employee's raise. So the budget is growing and all these staff positions (something like over 100 positions) were eliminated...So why is the Parks Department taking a 4.5 million dollar cut out of its 38 million dollar budget. That is a better than 10% cut.
Do the math. Asked the questions. it is a quality of life issue.
The first budget hearing is set for Sept. 4th at 5:00 pm at City council chambers at 315 Kennedy Blvd.