Gainesville City Manager Russ Blackburn Readies His Recommended City Budget for Fiscal Years 2015-2016


Gainesville City Manager Russ Blackburn will discuss his recommended budget for the City of Gainesville for Fiscal Years 2015-2016 during a press conference Thursday, June 26. Blackburn will also discuss the continuation of long-term budget challenges for the city and the impact on demands for increased city services. Senior members of the City Manager's budget staff will also attend the news conference. The conference will begin promptly at 12 p.m. in the City Manager's Conference Room (408) at City Hall, which is located at 200 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville.

The City Commission has scheduled a series of budget workshops during the month of July to review and to give the City Manager further direction regarding the recommended FY15-16 budget. After City Commission budget reviews are completed, the proposed budget will incorporate directed changes and a final FY15-16 budget will be approved and adopted by the City Commission by September 2014.

Copies of the recommended budget-in-brief will be made available immediately following the news conference. Media representatives are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the news conference for equipment setup in room 408.