As fiscal 2018 begins in Petersburg, officials say the city is clearly in better shape financially that it was a year ago.
For the first time in more than eight years, the Petersburg budget for 2017 was balanced at $68 million. According to Interim Deputy City Manager Nelsie Birch collections were $72 million.
"From a fiscal perspective, from a budget perspective and from a management of the FY 17 budget, which was a big transitional year for the city. We are really putting a new face on the city of Petersburg."