EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEAU) – The Eau Claire City Council has approved the 2024 budget. Council members unanimously passed the budget resolution at today’s Council meeting. The budget totals more than $178 million, which is a 7% increase from last year.

The City-County Health Department will be seeing a 1% decrease, while the L.E. Phillips Public Library will be betting a 1% increase. Other highlights include a 15% increase for the police department’s K9 Fund, a 7% decrease for the Hobbs Ice Center, and a nearly 14% increase for the Fairfax Pool Fund.