Orinda city leaders will meet Tuesday to consider adopting a $10.7 million operating budget they have managed to balance despite declining revenues and rising costs.
Officials will be finishing out next fiscal year in the black after weeks of hashing out ways to close a more than $230,000 initial shortfall. They say they have been able to preserve service levels by reorganizing some departments and will not be reducing police services despite a $127,000 hike in costs.
Other money-saving measures include the elimination of a full-time assistant planning position which is expected to save the city $93,500.
Leaders will also be taking a look at 2013 capital improvement projects totaling $5.6 million. They include improving access to the Community Center at 28 Orinda Way and bringing it and other facilities up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. It is part of a five-year plan also up for adoption.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way.