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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Brookings Unveils $63,120,551 Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024

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April 18, 2023


City of Brookings Unveils $63,120,551 Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024

Significant investments on the horizon for public safety, recreation and infrastructure 



The City of Brookings has released its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2023 which includes investments in critical infrastructure projects, public safety and recreation to enhance the quality of life for all Brookings residents.  The $63,120,551 million budget represents a 10% increase over the previous year’s budget and reflects the City’s continued commitment to fiscal responsibility while meeting the evolving needs of Brooking’s growing population. 


“Our budget is a reflection of the needs and priorities of our growing community,” said Janell Howard, City Manager. “We’ve worked tirelessly to obtain grants, collaborate with the community to gather feedback and scope programs that align with the specific needs of Brookings today and into the future.” 


Key highlights of the proposed budget include:

  • Replacement and improvements to Kidtown in Azalea Park, including an ADA-accessible soft floor, reconstructing the parking lot, and building a covered picnic pavilion.
  • Creation of one additional supervising law enforcement officer position and the development of a law enforcement training facility at the Public Works Upper Yard. 
  • In partnership with Safe Routes to School, implement safety improvements at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and U.S. Highway 101, and Fifth Street and U.S. Highway 101.
  • In partnership with U.S. Highway 101 Sidewalk Project, install sidewalks from Lucky Lane to Parkview Drive.
  • Completion of projects funded by a $4 million Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, including the Tidewater Reservoir estimated at $1.9 million.
  • Through a $30M USDA Loan, commence wastewater infrastructure project, including a new pump station, collection lines, and upsizing old lines in the north Brookings area that will enable future housing development in the Lone Ranch Development area. 


The proposed budget includes measures to ensure the City continues to efficiently and effectively adhere to the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. 


“We remain squarely focused on achieving fiscal sustainability while completing critical capital projects, rehabbing aging infrastructure, and improving the use of technology,” said Mayor Ron Hedenskog. “We look forward to getting to work on these important projects in the coming year.”


The proposed budget will be in place at the beginning of our Fiscal year, July 1, 2023.  Brookings residents are encouraged to review the budget and provide feedback and suggestions to City Council. 


For more information about the proposed budget, please visit



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