Columbia city manager to present budget Friday

POSTED: 05:53 PM CDT Jul 22, 2013    UPDATED: 05:57 PM CDT Jul 22, 2013 
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes is expected to unveil his budget by the end of the week.

Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine confirmed to ABC 17 News that Matthes will present the 2014 fiscal year budget Friday at 9 a.m. at city hall.

St. Romaine says city leaders are looking to add more police officers because of recent crime issues. More details are expected at the Friday morning press conference.

St. Romaine also told ABC 17 News the Youth Anti-Violence Task Force will be appointed during an Aug. 5 City Council meeting.

Columbia's current budget is approximately $409 million. Council members must approve the 2014 budget by the end of September.