June 17, 2013 6:51 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The city is scheduled to hold a workshop and several hearings for different city agencies at its council meeting Tuesday to get public participation in its proposed 2013-2014 budget.

City Manager Doug Robertson, who hosted a series of budget exercises last month to encourage residents to participate in the city’s budget-making decisions, said the outlook for the city’s proposed 2013-2014 budget is optimistic.

“Overall, the economy in Victorville and the world seems to be growing, but slowly as has been predicted,” said Robertson.

The city manager said that although the hardest budget work is behind the city, many challenges still remain to balance Victorville’s budget.

“The toughest part of the budget this year has been projecting revenues,” Robertson said. “Although we are anticipating growth in both sales and property tax, we are being conservative with projections at this time.”

The City of Victorville annual budget for fiscal year 2013-14 is proposed at $126,360,698. Total revenue for the city’s General Fund portion of the total budget is estimated at $48,822,218, with taxes making up the most significant portion at $36,692,864.

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