Casper's 2012 city budget was passed earlier this week with no comments either for or against the final document as it went through the hearing process at Tuesday's city council meeting.
"There being no one to speak for or against the budget I now declared the public hearing closed."
Mayor Paul Bertolio dropped the gavel on the public hearing. Just over $136.2 million was the final budget total. That's up from $124.4 last year. Sales tax revenues are anticipated to be about %12 higher this year at around 52 million. In the final discussion before the vote Councilman, Keith Goodenough, expressed disappointment in a lack of citizen participation.