Glendale City Council members Tuesday adopted a $220 million budget for 1988-89, up $14 million from this year's spending plan.
The new budget includes an additional 13 staff positions, $16 million in capital improvements, an improved radio communications system, and expansion of computer services that will automate meter reading, utility billing and payment of parking citations.
The 6.8% increase in revenue is expected from higher property values and taxes on retail sales.
No residents commented on the budget at the meeting.
Improvements include widening Windsor Road, resurfacing Chevy Chase Drive and extending Mountain Street from the Glendale Freeway through the San Rafael Hills to Chevy Chase Canyon.
The improved radio communications system will allow the Fire Department, Police Department and other city agencies to better communicate with one another and with other cities, Glendale City Manager David H. Ramsay said.