After consultations with his economic and financial czars, the department heads and barangay officials, Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria came up with a Calendar Year 2011 Budget in the amount of P450 million.
This proposed budget has passed through the legislative body of the city government headed by Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova for approval and enactment into law.
After a thorough deliberation and lengthy discussion during a special session arranged for this matter, the City Council unanimously approved the P450 million as the LGU-Dumaguete budget for calendar year 2011. It has now become the collective endeavor of both branches of the City government.
The new budget is an increase of P50 million from the budget of 2010. This current budget is divided among salaries for City employees including casuals, and Job Order employees, numbering more than 3,000 workers; the budgetary allocations of each Departments; budgetary allocations for the Legislative Branch (the City Council); programs and projects in the barangays; and social and development programs of the City Mayor’s office.
These include the Health & Nutrition program, Peace & Order program, flagship programs, urban development, etc.
Sensing a huge development for the City ahead, Mayor Sagarbarria had to look for outside sources to realize his dream for Dumaguete City.
The extension of the North and South Boulevard, the semi-mall at the Public Market, and other infrastructure projects in the barangay level would need a substantial amount.
With the City Mayor being endowed with the gift of resourcefulness, there’s no doubt it can be done.
Meanwhile, fellow Dumagueteños, do not ask what else the City government can do for you; ask what you can do for the City government of Dumaguete.
P450M for 2011