$9-Million Budget Plan Under Review

A 1998-99 budget proposal will keep spending near current levels by not introducing new programs or hiring extra employees, City Manager Robert C. Dominguez said.

Dominguez introduced the $9-million plan this week to the City Council, which is reviewing the document and expected to approve it June 29. Expenditures are only 0.3% greater than last year, a change officials attributed to inflation.

"We have a really stable budget," Dominguez said.

About $6.4 million will fund general city services, including police, parks and recreation.

Additional funding may be combined with outside grants to approve repairs on Katella Avenue and Bloomfield Street.

Savings were attributed, in part, to the new Westcomm operation, which combines police dispatch services for Los Alamitos, Cypress and Seal Beach. Combining operations saved the city about $127,000, Dominguez said.

Revenue from sales tax and other sources is expected to outpace expenditures at $8.5 million.

Residents can review the document at City Hall, 3191 Katella Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Information: (562) 431-3538.

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