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Jefferson City Budget

Budget pruning may cut close to home

Property owners may bear the brunt of cutbacks

A proposed ordinance being considered by Jefferson City officials would place responsibility for streetside tree maintenance in most of the city onto the property owners.

Capital City has unique economy, lags in recovery

Jefferson City officials to explore new revenue sources

Jefferson City is projecting flat sales tax revenues in the next fiscal year, while the state and many other Missouri cities are seeing their numbers grow.

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What will 2014 look like for Jefferson City budget?

City administrator’s budget lays out cuts, new procedures

Jefferson City is facing another dismal fiscal year, and City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said people likely will feel the effects in the more basic city services. Last week, Nickolaus revealed his draft of the 2014 budget, which is the first step in a months-long process to get to an approved budget.

Jefferson City official to release first draft of 2014 budget

Concerns raised about ‘false expectations’ of administrator’s draft

For the first time, City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus is expected to release his 2014 budget draft publicly when he submits it to Mayor Eric Struemph later this month.

Funds for Jefferson City's Salute to America restored

A City Council-approved cut to the budget of Salute to America turned out to not be a cut at all. Though a $5,000 cut was approved, the event still is receiving the full $10,000, with half of it being transferred from a special events fund.

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City explores which transit system would serve capital best

Fixed vs. flex

As Jefferson City looks to continue its discussions on the future of its transit system, one city official has brought up the idea of switching the type of system the city operates to a flex-route system, rather than fixed routes.

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Missouri cities handle transit systems, funding differently

Who’s driving the bus?

Jefferson City is looking to re-evaluate its transit system and see if changes need to made. Several other Missouri cities operate transit systems using a variety of methods and funding mechanisms.

Jefferson City gears up for 2014 budget work

Jefferson City staff are well into planning for the 2014 fiscal year, with City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus expected to give his proposed budget to the mayor by May 15.

11 city employees retiring early

Jefferson City municipal government will see more savings than anticipated through its early retirement program, with 11 city employees taking part.

Council restores transit funds

The Jefferson City Council has approved a resolution restoring $55,000 to the city’s transit division and avoiding a three-hour midday break in service.

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JC sales tax revenue falls below lowered projections

After approving a series of budget cuts and lowering sales tax projections to deal with a $1.68 million budget shortfall, Jefferson City’s sales tax numbers still are not meeting projections.

Transit funds may be restored Monday

Councilman looks to offer resolution

The Jefferson City Council likely will take action Monday to restore funds to the city’s transit division and avoid a midday break in service.

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JeffTran riders fight cuts

Public hearings set for this week on transit system

Planned cuts to Jefferson City’s transit system have riders and supporters mobilizing. A proposed break would stop all transit service, including Handi Wheels, from 11:20 a.m.-2:40 p.m. each day.

Transit cost-share discussed with school district

Jefferson City officials are discussing a possible cost-share agreement with the school district to continue after-school tripper routes on the city’s transit system.

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Parks escaped most Jefferson City budget cuts

With own funding source, city department was in unique position

Because of the Jefferson City parks sales tax, the Parks Department largely maintains its own operational budget, with very little general revenue. That situation meant it had little to fear in terms of cuts.

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