The News-Herald covers the latest on the Lake Metro Parks budget here, and we draw from the News-Herald article for quotes below.
However, we do have to point out that Lake Metro Parks is proposing and approving a zero-net increase budget. In addition to that the Parks System is still able to move forward with infrastructure improvement projects and new vehicle purchases.
Considered a zero-net-increase request from the budget approved in 2009, this year's $13,891,473 proposed General Fund operating budget is slightly down from last year's $13,893,679 budget.If they can achieve this with no increase in funds from last year...hey...more power to them.
One part of the article that concerns us is that a 2% pay increase for employees is tentatively budgeted, sort of....
Lake Metroparks also plans to scale back its vehicle replacement program — from 13 vehicles to 10 — and hold off on pay raises, thought it might have enough cash to offer its employees up to 2 percent at a later date, pending park board approval.Another public employees raise while private sector employees wages are stagnant, really?