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This week’s Coloradoan Conversation:
Fort Collins is back to its biennial budget-setting cycle, with City Council spending the next month examining and tweaking the city manager’s recommended budgets for 2023 and 2024. With more than $800 million in spending planned both years, the city will fund not only operations but a number of priorities, including future paved trail connections and continued work to expand water storage.
Coloradoan lead government reporter Molly Bohannon spent the past week synthesizing the more than 650-page document into a digestible look at what is and isn’t funded in City Manager Kelly DiMartino’s recommendation. So we ask this week, please read Molly’s subscriber-exclusive story and weigh in: What priorities should be reflected in the city’s upcoming annual budgets and what, if any, unfunded projects should council work to include prior to adoption in November?
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