The Sun Valley City Council and mayor have taken a cleaver to their proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and workforce housing, police overtime and local nonprofits will feel the brunt.
This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that Sun Valley Mayor Dewayne Briscoe cut more than $300,000 from the proposed spending plan after the City Council requested $335,000 in cuts. The Mountain Express reports that among the cuts are reductions to the Sun Valley Economic Development agency and Mountain Rides, the valley-wide bus service.
"The cuts are painful to me," Briscoe told the Mountain Express. "I went across the board and made equal cuts on nonprofits back to what their year before was. If I was going to cut one, I'd cut them all the same amount."
Additionally, Briscoe proposed cutting from the police department's overtime budget because he said the department is fully staffed.
The spending plan will go before the public Thursday, Aug. 7.