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Bozeman city budget proposal hits $200 million

Posted at 12:51 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 14:54:30-04

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The City of Bozeman has a new city budget proposal on the table.

The city manager recommended a proposed budget of $200 million for the coming fiscal year.

That’s nearly $82 million higher than last year, with a focus on building and maintaining the new Bozeman Public Safety Center.

City manager Andrea Surratt says that increase includes two parts specifically for the center, including $40 million for construction and a $40 million transfer from debt service.

The rest would cover the city’s usual needs with some projects planned for the Sourdough water line and other needs.

Surratt said it’s a big number but one that is required for much-needed space.

“We are out of space,” said Surratt. “We need an updated space for fire, police, municipal court, and victim’s services so this is something that we feel solves those four problems.” 

Other fund budgets will be approved through the first few weeks of June, with the final adoption of the whole budget on June 24.