Janesville City Council to hold budget public hearing

The City of Janesville’s proposed 2018 budget includes more spending on public safety.

Acting Finance Director Max Gagin says overall the 2018 budget is up five-percent over this year’s budget.

Under the proposed 2018 budget, the average homeowner would see about a $40 increase on their property tax bill.

Gagin says while the budget maintains current service levels, it calls for adding two police officers and three firefighters.

Citizens will have a chance to weigh in on the City’s spending plan during a public hearing Monday night at 6:00.