City of Aspen’s 2020 budget projected at $105 million
Aspen City Council on Monday got its first look at the municipal government’s 2020 budget, which is estimated to be just shy of $105 million.
That’s nearly 13% lower than the 2019 budget, said City Finance Director Pete Strecker.
Strecker and other city department heads spent over three hours during Monday’s work session explaining to council the nuances of the budget and how each department works.
There are five work sessions scheduled this month that dive into the budget in detail, with specific department’s expenditures and revenues outlined.
They are scheduled for Oct. 14, 15, 21, 28 and 29.
Council is expected adopt the budget on Nov. 26, with a first reading Nov. 12.
The budget has to be certified by no later than Dec. 15.
Aspen City Council approved a contract with Daniel Joseph (DJ) Watkins during Tuesday’s regular meeting to move forward with his intentions to operate his proposed “Aspen Collective,” which is currently occupied by Mia Valley’s Valley Fine Art.