Chico leaders will be busy Tuesday looking at the proposed city budget in an all-day session.
The Chico city council has been looking over the proposed budget for almost two weeks now.
Tuesday they'll get down to the nuts and bolts of what passing it will mean.
The city faces a $4.8 million deficit they'll try to close in the budget by making across the board cuts.
Chico City Manager Brian Nakamura says because the budget will affect nearly all services he thinks the city will have to adapt to a new way of doing business.
“I think that's kind of the new tomorrow," Nakamura says, “to be able to provide those services jointly with other agencies, with other private entities, and collectively we'll continue to make Chico a great place to live and do business, recreate and educate.”
But the passage of the budget won't mean it is set in stone.
Nakamura says the city council will keep a finger on the pulse of the city and make adjustments as needed.
“We'll be back to the council on a monthly basis,” he says, “providing them with updates of where we are with the revenues; where we are with the expenditures; how we feel we're providing the services; how the community is responding to the services we provide. And I think that's going to be important.”
The all-day budget session is set to get underway at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the city council chambers at 4th and Main streets.
Nakamura also says they are very interested in what the public has to say about what happens with the upcoming budget .
A public comment period is scheduled to get underway around 10 a.m.