Danville alcohol revenue budgeted for public safety

Since Danville went “wet” in June 2010, city officials have collected about $850,000 in alcohol taxes and spent about $760,000 on alcohol education, code enforcement as well as police officers and equipment.

The additional $90,000 along with an estimated $475,000 of tax revenues will help defray an estimated $610,000 in alcohol-related costs in 2012-13, said city financial consultant Michele Gosser.

Gosser said though the city plans to spend a little more than usual in 2012-13, the costs should even out in future years so the city is not in the red when it comes to alcohol enforcement.

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