` The 21st -Century Initiative for Great Stride in Leaps and Bounds `

  

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The Cityfs 2003 fiscal-year budget, passed and approved at the Cityfs Assemblyfs regular meeting on March 26, calls for implementation as follows:

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General Accounts:
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\ 139,770 million (0.2% increase over last fiscal year)
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\ 122,413.2 million (4.4% less from last fiscal year)
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  \ 15,267 million (7.5% less from last fiscal year)

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\277,450.2 million

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The Funabashi City at this grand turning point, being designated and reborn as a gCore Cityh, and though still fiscally in an austere condition, wishes to execute the fiscal programs in its variety with unabated energy so that it would grow as  gFunabashi, the City in Lively and Friendly Atmosphereh.

Looked upon from the standpoint of annual expenditures of the current fiscal year, items are broken down to:  

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the citizensf livelihood expenses: 403.8 billion yen for facilities of aged- people welfare, replenishment of nursing-school facilities (13.4% increase over last fiscal year)

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civil construction expenses: 22.7 billion yen as necessary for the maintenance/additions of roads and rivers (20.3% decrease)

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public hygiene expenses: 18.2 billion yen, that includes health diagnosis, disposal of waste and garbage (4.8% increase)

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educational expenses: 18.0 billion yen for the maintenance and management of primary and middle schools, ekominkanf (public halls), physical training facilities, etc. (2% increase)

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general administrative expenses: 16.0 billion yen for subsidies extended for local hazard prevention, neighborhood assemblies, local autonomous groups, etc. (4.8% increase)

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redemption of the city bonds issued in the past: 12.4 billion yen (1.7% decrease)

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a few additional expense accounts: 11.6 billion yen for fire-fighting outfits, commercial-industrial subsidies and the like

On the other hand, the revenue side will be hard pressed due to decrease in receivable citizensf tax, fixed-asset tax, municipal planning tax, etc. resulting in an end amount of 87.8 billion yen (3.9% less) while the obligatory disbursement is anticipated to increase.

During this fiscal year, while the City is determined to execute various undertakings indispensable for the citizensf daily lives, round and wide, they are planning to have an innovative organization which would review the past and existing administrative cost items of public facilities, including personnel expenses, so that the measures to be taken would contribute toward simpler, efficient city administration.

The separately budgeted amounts of

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37.4 billion yen (9.1% increase) for National Health Insurance

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24.6 billion yen (6.3% decrease) for sewerage

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28.4 billion yen (3.5% decrease) for old-age medical care

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15.3 billion yen (10.5% increase) for the Nursing-care Insurance, etc.

are operated as special accounts.

The Central Distribution Market: 1.6 billion yen, and hospitals: 13.6 billion yen are administered as independent entrepreneurial accounts.