The Brighton City Council adopted the 2020 budget by an 8-0 vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The vote approved $139,047,768 across all 15 of the city’s operating, capital and utility funds. The adopted budget includes an approximate 6 percent increase from the 2019 amended budget of $131,110,160.
Highlights of the budget include the following:
Adding four positions at the Police Department in 2020 to support operations and assist the six officers that were added in 2019
Continue work on the expansion of the Greensand Water Treatment Plant to meet growing water demands
Design of the Bridge Street expansion from 27th to 42nd Avenue
Land acquisition for future parks and open space
Continued funding for a new Municipal Service Center
Maintaining and enhancing core services
The 2020 budget, which runs from January to December 2020, 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.
City leaders were able to balance the 2020 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 2020. This mill levy has remained the same since 2003.
To view the 2020 budget as well as previous budgets, please visit www.brightonco.gov/budget.