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Mayor’s 2018 Budget Puts Public Safety and Neighborhoods First
Mayor Virg Bernero today unveiled a proposed spending plan for the city’s next fiscal year that includes strategic investments in local roads and sidewalks, neighborhoods and public safety. Bernero stated that the FY 2018 budget begins with a modest surplus for the fourth straight year.
“This is a no-frills budget with prudent investments where it counts,” Mayor Bernero said. Mayor Bernero’s FY 2018 Executive Budget Recommendation outlines a $128.5 million general fund budget, a 4.0% increase from FY 2017, and an all-funds citywide budget of $207.6 million, 4.0% more than FY2017.
Bernero said his budget plan allocates additional funds to repair city streets and sidewalks, but he was also critical of the state’s inadequate solution to road funding.
“The state continues to divest away from road funding, even though they are directly responsible for providing local communities with road repair dollars through the state gas tax,” Bernero said... Click here to read the Full Press Release (PDF).