Council Tentatively Approves $87,265 Increase in Social Services Budget for FY2014

New Social Services Manager Kim Gabaldon introduces herself to Council during the budget hearing on the Social Services Division of the Community Services Department. Council tentatively voted to approve an $87,265 increase to the proposed Social Services budget for FY2014. That figure included restoring $3,000 to the Summer Concert Series, which will pay for the two concerts that would have been cut. Council also increased the Senior Services budget from $299,000 to $328,000 and the Youth Activity Centers budget from $150,000 to $165,000, restored the Historical Museum operation budget and added $40,000 to the Cooperative Extension Services budget to retain a 3/4 time employee for youth programs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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