Contending the city's incarceration rate is too high, Councilmember Gray has begun quantifying budget requests in terms of the annual cost of housing an inmate: $18,000.
Also during budget hearings, council questions management of new Crescent Park.
The sheriff would have to cut the inmate population.
Also, City Council members push to have 311 become more responsive to citizen complaints.
Proposed budget for 2014 reflects steady-state view of city finances.
On third day of budget hearings, only District Attorney's Office says it's fine with proposed budget.
The second day of the City Council's hearings looked at 2014 budget busters.
With fewer people paying more money, Councilwoman Stacy Head said, residents are overburdened.
The administration has left it up to the City Council to figure out an amount and how to pay for it.
He'll address the City Council at 10 a.m. to describe his spending plan for the city.