City of Ruston’s Executive Budget Continues to Grow

The budget for the City of Ruston’s Executive Department continues to grow significantly, according to budget documents for the upcoming 2016-2017 budget year. The budget includes personnel, operating services, materials & supplies, and travel.

For the fiscal year beginning 10/1/16, the total budget is $2.059 million, compared to to an original budget for the fiscal year ending 6/30/16 of $1.787 million.

As recently as two years ago (fy 10/1/13-9/30/14), the amount budgeted was $1.517 million.

See here the documents.

Most of the increase appears to be in personnel salaries and the corresponding benefits (retirement, Social Security, insurance, etc).

For the year ending 9/30/16, the original budget was $915 thousand, compared to the new budgeted amount of $1.122 million. For the year ended 9/30/14, that amount was $676 thousand.

The detailed salary breakdown of the personnel shows five new hires for next year. See here the documents:

Direct salaries fy 10/1/15-9/30/16

Direct salaries fy 10/1/16-9/30/17

Here is the complete budget for the city for all departments:

2017 Budget

One Response to “City of Ruston’s Executive Budget Continues to Grow”

  1. biggs Says:

    Pass this on to Armstrong please.

    Sent from my iPad


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