Since the start of the current fiscal year on July 1st, the city has been operating under a number of extensions of the preceding year's budget due to the delay in preparations. As a result, services continue to receive the same levels of financing.
According to interim city manager Jim Hart, the most recent extension is due to expire on January 31. If one is not granted, the city would lose its ability to spend money.
According to the income data from a few weeks earlier, the city's revenue under the extension surpasses projected costs, he claimed.
The city engaged a third party to create the budget in October due to a personnel crisis in the finance department, which included the absence of a finance director.
On Dec. 8, ClearGov Inc. offered a draft budget; however, it was decided to wait to approve anything new until the new City Council had taken office and further details had been presented.