After a lack of attendance delayed budget talks for the North Central Regional Transit District, board members Friday approved the district’s next fiscal year budget.
The $9.7 million budget is $2 million shy of current year spending, but Executive Director Tony Mortillaro said, despite the shortfall, the district will be in good shape.
Mortillaro attributed part of shortfall to the fact that Los Alamos County’s five-year $5 million contribution has run dry.
The county will provide the District with $500,000 in FY13.
And in its effort to pass a balanced budget, Mortillaro said the district will not attempt to fill the budget gap, but rather will curb spending.