Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will present a recommended budget to Gainesville City Council at its work session today.
The recommended budget is not expected to be drastically different than the $26.7 million general fund budget passed last year.
Padgett has said most departments were asked to keep their expenditures at 2012 levels.
Increased fuel costs and a further decline in property tax revenues are expected to bring challenges in creating a balanced budget that doesn’t require service cuts or changes in the tax rate.
However, there have also been positive signs for local governments in recent months with better-than-expected revenues in the local option sales tax.