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Parking meter stumps now symbolize the City Commission's need to plug the hole in the city's Parking Department budget. Photo by Norman Schimmel Auditorium and $544,000 "for the parking subsidy," and he said that when the State Street garage is finished in February 2015, it will require city maintenance and util- ities expenses, which are not yet in the proposed budget. Additionally, Sarasota County will cut funding for the upkeep of parks by $200,000 in the coming fiscal year. Other adjustments in the proposed budget include increased funding for the Police Department and the Fire Department and general employee pension funds, plus higher medical and dental expenses for retirees. Overall, $13 million of the $60 million in the general fund is reflected in pensions and retiree costs. Sarasota News Leader April 18, 2014 Page 55

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