Thursday, April 27, 2017

Financial forecast and contingency reserves addressed at budget talks

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
As part of the FY 2018 budget process, the City of Bisbee hired Pat Walker Consulting, LLC to provide a financial forecast for Bisbee as well as information on contingency reserves. 
According to Walker, the city needs to take action and implement a long-term plan to sustain the town’s financial health and avoid creating structural deficits, include “high priority” areas that reflect the will of the community, set goals and strategies to achieve them (work plan) and evaluate the impact of policy decisions on future fiscal health. 
Walker recommended the city set standards for strong financial management over full story (e-subscribers only)

Mayor: Vacancies need to be filled

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The City of Bisbee has several openings for various boards and commissions. 
According to Bisbee Mayor David Smith, the city has 23 boards and commissions where citizens can participate in aspects of city government.
Smith announced, however, at the April 18 Bisbee City Council meeting that if some board and commission seats are not filled, he will look to start eliminating them.
“If we have boards and commissions that are not going to function, I’m going to bring to council the possibility to abolish them; we cannot waist city staff time if we do not have working committees and commissions.”
Smith also said full story (e-subscribers only)

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