Permit Process

Officials' misconduct - Mt. Pleasant, MI City Administration

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spending Trends by Division

General fund spending, illustrated below, increases $1.1 million dollars from pre-recession levels with the city's 2013 budget. Spending, budgeted at $534,210 dollars in excess of revenues, is forecast
City Budget
Data: 2007-2011 Actual Expense, 2012 Amended Budget, 2013 Proposed Budget Source: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Proposed Operating Budget submittal letters dated 09.14.09, 09.13.10, 09.11.11, 09.10.12 respectively, 2010 revised 12-14-09. Note - Adjusting reported totals for non-recurring Park Land Improvement and duplication of Human Resources Activity across Divisions: Administration +9.8 $151,152 13.4%, Community Services -2.4 $400,632 35.5%
to result in a $4.9 million dollar ending fund balance. Operations revenue is shown as an indicator of relative economic activity.

The city manager has advised Mt. Pleasant is in a structural deficit position, only two solutions exist for 2014 and beyond: services must be re-ordered or eliminated, or revenue must be increased and/or diversified.

Solutions that failed to avert the current deficit.

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Autonomous Bureaucracy

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spending Trends by Division

General fund spending, illustrated below, increases $1.1 million dollars from pre-recession levels with the city's 2013 budget. Spending, budgeted at $534,210 dollars in excess of revenues, is forecast
City Budget
Data: 2007-2011 Actual Expense, 2012 Amended Budget, 2013 Proposed Budget Source: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Proposed Operating Budget submittal letters dated 09.14.09, 09.13.10, 09.11.11, 09.10.12 respectively, 2010 revised 12-14-09. Note - Adjusting reported totals for non-recurring Park Land Improvement and duplication of Human Resources Activity across Divisions: Administration +9.8 $151,152 13.4%, Community Services -2.4 $400,632 35.5%
to result in a $4.9 million dollar ending fund balance. Operations revenue is shown as an indicator of relative economic activity.

The city manager has advised Mt. Pleasant is in a structural deficit position, only two solutions exist for 2014 and beyond: services must be re-ordered or eliminated, or revenue must be increased and/or diversified.

Solutions that failed to avert the current deficit.

HIGHER COST•MORE INVASIVE
Autonomous Bureaucracy