Despite having a COVID-19 financial recovery plan, Ann Arbor’s city council is expected to adopt a pre-pandemic city budget Monday night.
Council Member Jack Eaton from the fourth ward says it took months to put together the current $468 million budget and it can’t easily be changed in a matter of days, but that council plans to amend the budget to address COVID-19 economic impacts.
Council Member Eaton: I think it will be an ongoing process. I don’t think it will just be a one-meeting activity. But we will be reacting to what we see happening as it happens.
The city expects to see a $4.8 million shortfall in the general fund for fiscal year 2020 and a $9.8 million loss for 2021.
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