Specifically, the city spent
In 2016, the city, ending with an operating surplus for the ninth consecutive year, had a budget of
That was a drop from
"We were able to reduce our operating costs while facing the challenge of a natural disaster in August and still maintaining our quality of life initiatives," said
During September budget talks, Goodnight said in an interview that insurance figures rose in large part because of a higher-than-usual number of "catastrophic claims." Year-end figures for medical claims are not yet available.
At the time, Goodnight also noted that the tornadoes had cost the city an estimated
Additionally, city records show that the number of full-time city employees has dropped from 516 in
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