|Cotati announces third straight balanced budget
Producing balanced budgets has become somewhat of an annual ritual for the Cotati City Council. At its meeting on June 27, the council unanimously approved a balanced budget of $4.86 million, marking the third straight year it has done so.
The Cotati Police Dept. is budgeted to receive $2.6 million, including funds for three additional reserve police officers. The budget counts an anticipated extra revenue stream of $756,000 from Measure A, a five-year, half-percent sales tax increase, which was passed by voters in 2010. In 2009, the city was in the red by a total of $530,000.
Measure A brought in $740,444 this year, which is more than $250,000 above the expected total. This year, revenues from Measure A hit $740,444. That's $260,000 more than was projected last July.