Warning that the crisis in state finances may force additional increases in local fees, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday adopted a $295.8-million budget for 1991-92 that includes moderate increases in utility rates.
But council members said rates may have to be raised further in the fall if the Legislature decides to use money earmarked for cities to help reduce the state's $14.3-billion budget deficit. Glendale could be forced to raise its fees in turn to make up for lost revenues, officials said.
Mayor Ginger Bremberg said the city's expected revenues from Sacramento "are changing hourly" and the newly adopted budget "is valid today, but may not be tomorrow."
The council introduced ordinances to increase refuse collection rates by 6%, water rates by 9.5% and electric rates by about 3%, said Finance Director Brian Butler. The new rates will go into effect Aug. 1. Sewer rates will not change.