In his own budget proposal for Menlo Park, City Manager Alex McIntyre also argued for giving city employees their first cost-of-living increase in five years.
The proposed community services budget includes added security for the city's childcare centers and new equipment for its recreational facilities. Increased facility rentals, along with service fee increases, are expected to raise the department's revenue to $5.6 million, about 10 percent more than last fiscal year, Ms. Brandell said. Cost recovery is expect to stay about 80 percent, according to the memo, with the city's community programs requiring a $1.7 million subsidy.
The community services budget will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday, May 22. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Onetta Harris Community Center at 100 Terminal Ave.
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