The City of Omaha has moved its budget from the red to the black, Mayor Jean Stothert said Friday.
After reporting a $13 million deficit in June, the city ended 2013 with a $10 million surplus, according to preliminary figures issued by the Mayor's Office.
Revenues from sales and restaurant taxes were down in the fourth quarter, by $1.1 million each, but revenues from building licenses and permits came in $2.8 million over budget.
Stothert said all city departments are projected to have finished the year under budget except the Fire Department, which will come in about $1 million over budget. She said departments cut money by implementing a hiring freeze and delaying purchases.
"Turning the $13 million into a $10 million surplus was difficult," the mayor said in a statement. "Every city department worked hard to accomplish the savings."