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Posted on: December 5, 2018

City Council adopts 2019 budget


The Brighton City Council adopted the 2019 budget by an 8-0 vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. One Council Member was excused from the meeting and was not part of the vote. The vote approved $124,427,479 across all fifteen of the city’s operating, capital and utility funds. The adopted budget includes an approximate 4 percent increase from the 2018 amended budget of $119,374,285. Highlights of the budget include adding three positions in the Police Department, a 44 percent increase in street maintenance funding over the current year, new dollars dedicated to beautifying the city’s gateways, and the addition of a new smart read system for water and wastewater that will mean marked improvements to the customer billing process in 2019. 


The 2019 budget, which runs from January to December 2019, focuses on the commitment to find ways to align recurring revenues with recurring expenditures.  City leaders recognize that while the City of Brighton continues to grow, we must rise to the challenge of providing core services to our community that includes public safety, accessible and safe transportation options, beautiful parks, recreational facilities for all ages, high-quality and dependable water, building safety measures and a number of amenities that our residents, businesses, and visitors have come to expect from their local government.  


“While continued growth in revenues certainly highlights the economic health and progress of our community, the City’s expanding population also requires increased investment in infrastructure, public safety, and public amenities,” City Manager Philip Rodriguez said. “We continue to move toward an annual budget that is structurally balanced, where recurring revenues match recurring expenses. This budget enables us to live within our means, while we also focus on the strategy that Council developed earlier this year in the Strategic Plan.”


City leaders were able to balance the 2019 budget while maintaining the required reserves across all funds. The City Council also approved a 6.650 property tax mill levy for property taxes collected in 2019. This mill levy has remained the same since 2003. 


To view the 2019 budget as well as previous budgets, please visit



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