Anaheim : Capital Projects Top Budget Expenditures
Expansion of the City Jail, the purchase of a new information and communications system and remodeling of police headquarters are part of a $359.7-million 1985-86 budget approved by the City Council.
The police-facilities improvement proposal, with its $16.8-million price tag, is on the top of the city’s capital project priorities, City Manager William O. Talley said Wednesday.
The five-phase development plan, which would expand the jail by 14,000 square feet and implement a computer-aided radio dispatching system, is part of the Police Department’s $28-million budget.
For the 235,000 residents of Orange County’s largest city, the budget also may translate into increases in their electricity and water bills during the next two years. While council members approved only the 1985-86 budget, they also approved the city staff’s proposal for 1986-87.
Residents can expect a 6% increase in their electricity bill beginning Monday and an 8% electricity increase in 1986. While the two-year plan does not call for a water rate increase in the coming year, it does schedule a 12% water rate increase in 1986.
Other highlights of the budget approved Tuesday include:
Reconstruction of Fire Stations No. 2 and No. 3 and completion of Station No. 10 for the Santa Ana Canyon/Anaheim Hills area.
An emphasis on rehabilitation of existing homes, especially in the downtown and northeast industrial area.