Bend City Manager Eric King submitted his proposal to the Bend City Council for the 2013- 2015 biennial budget.
King says they have been very conservative in the past years - but the economy seems to be improving - and feels the city can support more staff in needed positions.
"We’ve been very conservative as we have been in years past, and this is the first time in over 5 years that we're proposing to add some staffing. We’re proposing to add staff to police, fire and also staffing the help with the infrastructure improvements that are being made across the city."
King says the public is invited to attend the Budget Committee meeting this Tuesday through Thursday evenings at the North Fire Station Training Center where comments will be accepted.