Lexington city council members are expected to finalize decisions Tuesday regarding the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The official readings will occur later this month. During its review of Mayor Jim Gray’s budget, council members suggested relatively few changes. Vice Mayor Steve Kay says public pension costs create ongoing concerns.
“This is a really tight budget year and we are facing tight budget years going forward and so we’re trying to be as conservative as possible, so we have a balanced budget and we don’t have to consider cuts going forward.”
Kay says council still needs to decide how to pay for a new police canine shelter. He says he favors borrowing a portion of the needed funding and use of some $300,000 from a parking authority account.