The City of Auburn has begun working on its FY2015 budget with the full council meeting last week to discuss preliminary numbers.
Overall, the early numbers propose an increase in city spending from $2.89 million this year to $3.15 million next year.
If that higher number holds, the city would again spend more money than it projects to take in, a cycle the town has wrestled with since the 2008 recession hit the city’s finances. Auburn anticipates having $2.9 million in revenues in FY2015.
The city council will hold three more meetings to discuss the city’s finances before final adoption of the budget, which is slated for Sept. 4.
The other budget sessions are set for July 31, Aug. 14, and Aug. 28, all at 7 p.m. at city hall.