(RENO, Nev.) -- The Sparks City Council was busy Tuesday approving the city’s 2012-13 budget.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the $54 million budget—which makes the sixth straight year of budget reductions—will fill three vacant police officer positions, two vacant firefighter positions and a code enforcement officer.
The upcoming budget anticipates a 3.7-percent property tax drop, a 3.4-percent revenue drop in licenses and fees, and a 1-percent increase in sales taxes for the city of 93,000.
“This next year we’re looking to be stable,” Sparks Finance Director Jeff Cronk said. Cronk added that the city plans to balance its budget in 2013 by cutting down on its reserves by $1.9 million.
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