The Westwego City Council once again has decided it needs more time to consider adjustments to the mayor’s proposed $16.6 million spending plan for 2015.
The council voted Monday night to hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 to consider the budget, which includes revenue from 10 mills in property taxes that will likely go before voters early this summer.
Those taxes — 6 mills for maintenance and new equipment for the Fire Department and 2 mills each for the water and sewer departments — represent $589,270 of a total projected revenue of $15.5 million.
The proposed budget would leave an unrestricted fund balance, sometimes known as a “rainy day fund,” of $225,380, which is about what the city has had in recent years.
Council members said the last round of proposed changes, which include reductions in projected overtime, did not come in soon enough to make a decision Monday night.
The council is expected to vote next month to put the millage proposals on the ballot for the May 2 election.