The council made cuts to several city departments but voted to give themselves a 22 percent funding increase. $90,000 will go to consulting groups to work for the council, and another $25,000 will pay for a secretary for Council Attorney Scott Danks.
"The council made a strong and compelling case to the administration that they needed additional resources," said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, "and we agreed to that. The council will have to obviously approve next year that they were worthy of that additiional appropriation, and I'm sure that they'll do that."
The council also removed a public policy issue from the mayor's election campaign. They refused to spend $1.5 million to upgrade the area where Roberts Stadium used to stand to prepare for a large park.