City aldermen agree on a budget for 2014

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The city council in Rockford wraps up the year by passing a budget for next fiscal year.

More police should be patrolling Rockford streets next year thanks to some clever budgeting by the city council. On Monday, aldermen passed a $129 million dollar budget that includes funding to hire five more officers. Part of that money will be shifted over from the city's sanitation fund; a federal grant will also help pay for the new cops. Aldermen agreed to use $500,000 from that same fund to demolish more homes around Rockford. The council is putting together a list of the top properties that they want to see come down. The overall spending plan is $129 million dollars, around $52 million will come from our property taxes but most homeowners shouldn't see an increase in their bills.

To review the spending plan: http://www.rockfordil.gov/finance/central-services-division/annual-budgets/2014-proposed-budget.aspx


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