You can see the summary letter regarding the proposed 2011 Budget here. As expected the actual increase is proposed to be far less than the initial 8.5%.
At first glance the the increase is just a hair under $1.7 million. Then factor in the 1.3 million that was added back into the budget because you all helped me defeat the Dennis Hanson / RPU regressive street light fee, and the actual increase is under $400k.
This translates to an increase of about 0.9% increase. Factoring in our growth and the total budget this is the 2nd consecutive year that Rochester City Government has shrunk.