The changes brought the 2009 capital projects budget to $7.89 million. The budget will be sent to Finance Commissioner Ivins, who praised the council's relatively calm deliberations.
"I think this is the way the public wants us to work," he said, before warning that his department will have to make some changes to general fund expenditures to accommodate the higher numbers. "We're going to have to tighten our belts this coming year," he said.
The council can change the budget before the deadline for adoption, November 30.
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