The budget success is not invoking Petersburgers for exaltation
On Wednesday the commitee of finance published in internet the budget blueprint of the city and earlier in a day the responsible for elaboration of the document officers – head of agency Alexey Korabelnikov and vice-governor Eduard Batanov – met with journalists to answer all questions about yet not published document.
Accordingly to the moment (crisis, reduction of income growth rate, increase in city debt etc.) the responsible for the finance were slightly strict but internally apparently glad. Because everything turned out to be not that bad as it could be and taking into account external factors just even good. There is an adjustment of budget ahead, which in spring was shortened so much that now it is even possible to add 10-15 bln RUR.
The project of 2021 is also not scary. Income will be 623 bln. It is surely less than it was planned for the future year (746 bln) but more than now (573 bln). The expences – 2021 will be also greater: 710 bln against current 684 bln.
The optimism of financial officers reached such an extent that they even changed their mind to refuse from indexation of salaries of state employees. And such a plans in the summer took place: in July finance commitee announced that it is planning this way to save more than 10 bln RUR and underlined that such a freeze of salaries is not applying to those who is paied by May decrees.