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Tax money – Touched by a budget


Tax money – Touched by a budget

Illustration. Wikimedia commons.
Illustration. Wikimedia commons.

Illustration. Wikimedia commons.

Decatur wants you to get up close and personal with how the city spends your tax money.

The city is hosting its Touch a Budget event on March 18, starting at 5:30 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, located at 231 Sycamore St. The event will focus on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

The announcement for the event says, “The ‘Touch a Budget’ event will feature items included in the proposed budget so come on out and chat with staff, see some cool things and maybe win a prize or two.”

Decatur’s fiscal year starts July 1 and ends June 30.

Decatur’s Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget was $20.7 million. The city’s biggest expenditure was its police department. The police department budget was $5 million, accounting for 25 percent of the FY 2014 expenses. To see the 2014 budget summary, click here.


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