General Fund Budget
The General Fund provides and accounts for most traditionally recognized local government functions. These include: police services, health and social services, recreation programs, financial and administrative services, community development including planning, zoning, permits, code enforcement and building inspection, maintenance of parks, streets and rights-of-way, public works administration and engineering services, administration of contracts with other agencies that provide emergency communications, district court, jail services, and the like.
As noted within the total budget for 2016, the increase to the General Fund Budget is related to the one-time transfer of funds. When adjusted for those transfers, the General Fund Budget’s increase is closer to 2.2%, which is in-line with historical costs associated with labor and inflation.