Des Plaines Budget Hearings to Begin

City council will discuss the 2013 proposed budget at meetings on Oct. 17, Oct. 18 and Oct. 30.

Annual budget hearings at Des Plaines City Council will be at city hall, 1420 Miner St., Oct. 17, Oct. 18 and Oct. 30. All of the hearings begin at 7 p.m.

General fund items scheduled to be discussed on Oct. 17 include elected office, city manager, finance, community and economic development, public works and engineering, police and fire departments, emergency management agency and the police and fire commission.

Non-general fund items scheduled to be discussed on Oct. 18 include tax increment financing funds, or TIF’s, motor fuel tax fund, community development block grant fund, grant-funded projects, gaming tax fund, debt service, capital projects, equipment replacement, IT replacement, water and sewer fund, city-owned parking, Metra-leased parking, risk management, health benefits and the library.

The final budget hearing, Oct. 30, is scheduled as a final review.

Visit the City of Des Plaines website to view the 2013 proposed budget.

In both the 2011 and 2012 budgets for Des Plaines, city council approved a zero percent tax levy.

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