Durango sees budget shortfall on the horizon

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Durango sees budget shortfall on the horizon

General fund revenues will not keep pace with expenditures
Durango Police Department officer Ethan Harper holds Pearl, a Chihuahua belonging to Wanda Mitchell of Missouri, as officer Andy Kaplan looks on Friday in Durango. The departments with the greatest expenses in the general fund are public safety services including police, the 911 center and the city’s contract with the Durango Fire Protection District.
The city of Durango’s services building is in Bodo Industrial Park. The city is expecting a shortfall of $100,000 in its general fund in 2020. Without changes, that budget gap is expected to grow.
Durango Police Department officers Ethan Harper, right, and Andy Kaplan greet people as they do community outreach Friday in downtown Durango. Salaries and health insurance benefits are largely responsible for the projected shortfall in the city’s general fund because those expenses make up 59 percent the budget.
Durango Police Department officer Ethan Harper, center, and officer Andy Kaplan show Don Bessire of Arizona how to use the credit card feature of a parking meter Friday in downtown Durango. Salaries and health insurance benefits are largely responsible for the projected shortfall in the city’s general fund because those expenses make up 59 percent the budget.

Durango sees budget shortfall on the horizon

Durango Police Department officer Ethan Harper holds Pearl, a Chihuahua belonging to Wanda Mitchell of Missouri, as officer Andy Kaplan looks on Friday in Durango. The departments with the greatest expenses in the general fund are public safety services including police, the 911 center and the city’s contract with the Durango Fire Protection District.
The city of Durango’s services building is in Bodo Industrial Park. The city is expecting a shortfall of $100,000 in its general fund in 2020. Without changes, that budget gap is expected to grow.
Durango Police Department officers Ethan Harper, right, and Andy Kaplan greet people as they do community outreach Friday in downtown Durango. Salaries and health insurance benefits are largely responsible for the projected shortfall in the city’s general fund because those expenses make up 59 percent the budget.
Durango Police Department officer Ethan Harper, center, and officer Andy Kaplan show Don Bessire of Arizona how to use the credit card feature of a parking meter Friday in downtown Durango. Salaries and health insurance benefits are largely responsible for the projected shortfall in the city’s general fund because those expenses make up 59 percent the budget.
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