Council approves $9M budget

By Kelly Ducote, The Observer May 14, 2014 11:12 am

Urban Renewal, general fund budgets approved

The La Grande Budget Committee approved a $9 million general fund budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Tuesday night. 

Most of the discussion prior to the budget’s approval centered on the La Grande Police Department, which had requested funding for software that would help streamline the department. Funding for the software was left out of the proposed budget, but committee members reallocated funding so the LGPD could get the software.

By removing a line item for a contribution to the Blue Mountain Humane Association, reducing funds in the unappropriated ending fund balance and other reductions, the committee was able to allocate more than $60,000 for the software, which LGPD officials said would likely cost close 

(For full story, see Wednesday 5/14/14 edition of The Observer)