GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A lack of money for the 2014 city budget could mean a lapse in funding for several city government services, including road maintenance and even public safety.
Sales and use tax revenues are down this year compared to 2012, which is the major contributor to the general fund - money that finances for our main general government services.
"We are staying flat with 2013," says Financial Operations Director for Grand Junction, Jodi Romero. "We start with that set amount of resources and then we have to build our budget around it so it required cutting expenses in a lot of different areas."
One of the main reasons the budget could be up to 10% smaller in 2014 compared to 2013 is the completion of several big capital projects.
Some of those projects were remodels to fire stations number 1 and 2 and the fire administration building, plus the road work at 22 road and I-70.