Anders says the city staff has been keeping a cautious eye on the city’s budget.
“Auburn’s performance in 2020 and healthy general fund reserves allow the city to proceed with plan capital projects,” Anders said. The city’s finance department monitors revenue to ensure the general fund is fiscally sound.
“City staff all work hard to be good stewards of your tax dollars and the city’s revenue.”
Anders spoke to the accomplishments of Auburn University, including the culinary science center.
A new medical facility, operated by East Alabama Medical Center, is underway with a freestanding emergency department ambulatory surgery center, radiology services in Auburn’s Research Park.
The downtown addition of a urban grocery store and redevelopment of Auburn Bank were highlighted as well.
Anders acknowledged while the year ahead will bring challenges, he said he is confident Auburn will rise to the occasion.
The Auburn city school system was praised by Anders, with this year seeing a record high of 8,961 students enrolled in Auburn city schools. The continued relationship with Auburn University was highlighted, as well.
This spring, Anders says the city will launch Auburn 2040, a community-led initiative to envision Auburn in 20 years, on April 10, 2021.
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