Mayor outlines his budget plan for Salt Lake City

Posted at 8:30 PM, Apr 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-24 23:26:05-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City employees would see a one percent pay increase if the city council adopts Mayor Ralph Becker’s proposed budget.

He outlined the $204 million plan to the city council on Tuesday.

It represents a 4.6 percent increase over this year’s budget. The increase is, in part, a reflection of more anticipated revenues because of the opening of City Creek Center.

“At the same time, we also face a situation where our costs have gone up even faster sometimes than what our revenues have,” said the mayor.

But it is also because of previous belt-tightening that the city is in better shape this year.

The city council will get the formal budget proposal May 1.