The Buffalo City Council approved its annual appropriation bill for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday night.
Mayor, Randy Dyess, said each department will operate under a twenty percent cut in FY14, and this will hopefully get city funding back in the black after running under a deficit for the last few years. Dyess said city employee pay will not be affected, but they will notice a cutback in their travel, training and supply funds. He said it won't affect city services.
Dyess said the city's reserve funds are healthy enough they could, theoretically, run into a deficit for as long as 30 years, but the measures put in place this year won't make that necessary. Dyess is also expecting the economy to turn around.
The entire budget ordinance adopted by the Buffalo City Council is attached at the end of this story.