As they look forward to an uncertain year ahead, local officials are keeping a close eye on revenues and expenses with an eye towards formulating Yankton’s municipal budget for 2022.
Mayor Nathan Johnson says with the long-term outlook for the local economy unclear, a conservative approach to developing the municipal budget is needed.
Johnson says while local businesses have struggled through the pandemic, most have survived.
Johnson says there are reasons to hope that the economy can turn around later this year.
Johnson says it will still be several months before city officials know how many dollars will be carried over from last year’s budget into 2021.