ROCHESTER, Minn. - The city of Rochester has lost money in the public transit system, Rochester International Airport and in recreation. The airport did get grant money from the CARES Act. Rymer doesn't have hard figures on how much money the city is losing - but he is eager to make up for the losses.
This year, the City of Rochester is estimating it lost 17 to 28 million dollars in revenue due to the coronavirus, which raises the question of how next year's budget will get impacted. City administrator Steve Rymer tells KIMT News 3 the City of Rochester is already seeing losses in 2021.
"Making sure that the various different materials and supplies and contractual services we have, limiting the use of those unless absolutely necessary, looking at eliminating the number of part-time teammates that we have," Rymer said.
Rymer is aiming to finalize the city budget by mid to late July.