Grand Island - City Administrator Mary Lou Brown announced the release of the 2013-14 Grand Island City budget.
Brown stated, "I am proud to present a budget to city council for consideration that accomplishes so much for the future."
She named a safer community, recognition of both the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Metropolitan Statistical Area status, public transit funding, increased healthcare costs and operational growth among some of the items that the proposed budget plans for.
Brown said "being able to accommodate this without an increase in the city's taxing authority and with no impact to city services enables the city to progressively approach both growth and development."
A paper copy of the proposed budget is available to the public for review at the information desk at City Hall, 100 E. First St., as well as three paper copies at the Grand Island library, 211 N. Washington St.
The proposed budget can also be accessed electronically by going to the city's website at www.grand-island.com/2013-14proposedbudget.
Budget meetings and sessions will continue according to the proposed tentative schedule:
All meetings will be held at City Hall at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend or watch the meetings live on Grand Island Television, Charter cable channel 6 or digital channel 50.