During the City of Tallahassee budget workshop on Monday, June 23rd, staff reported to the elected officials that the budget for FY 2015 was balanced with no increase in property taxes.

The proposed General Fund budget will increase from $137.4 million in FY 2014 to $141.6 million in FY 2015.

To balance the budget, staff increased the transfer of revenue from the electric fund by almost $5 million.

This means that the City is expecting an additional “profit” from electric services in FY2015 and instead of returning the excess revenues to customers, the increase in revenue will be used to balance the General Fund budget.

The hot topic discussed  between Commissioners was the need to address the crime problem in Tallahassee.

City Manager Anita Favors relayed to the Commissioners that the Police Chief said that “Tallahassee is ranked second in the state of Florida, only behind Miami, in per-capita violent crime.”