City officials are putting the final touches on the proposed $35.5 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Minden City Council met earlier this week with city leaders for their final workshop to balance the budget before it goes before the council in September for a vote. The city’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

“The reality is, we are either going to have to raise more revenue or cut services,” Minden Mayor Tommy Davis said of the budget. “I know the general public thinks we don’t spend our money wisely, but we have made cuts to the budget.”

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