The Homer City Council unanimously approved a roughly $22 million dollar budget Monday.
The spending plan is relatively flat compared to 2017. City Manager Katie Koester called it a conservative and cautious approach.
Like other municipalities across the state, Homer’s budget outlook is looking grim. State revenue sharing has declined significantly over the past few years. Sales tax, which accounts for half of the city’s revenue, is also expected to stay flat and 2018’s healthcare premiums spiked about 8 percent.