Mayor's Office: Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with no new taxes; invests in paving, body cameras, housing
Mayor's SummerWorks Program gets $200,000 to provide teenagers with a job, a mentor and a paycheck
Date Published: 5/28/2015
Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an $873 million spending plan that does not raise taxes and is designed to strengthen physical, economical, educational and social connections across Louisville.
In remarks to the Metro Council, the Mayor outlined several large initiatives including:
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- $14.5 million to construct the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona;
- $13.6 million to pave bumpy roads, repair broken sidewalks and continue building the city’s cycling network, the largest road/sidewalk investment in five years;
- $12 million for the Louisville CARES initiative to create 1,500 units of affordable housing;
- $7.8 million to upgrade the city’s 911 radio system, which receives 1.5 million calls annually ;
- $2.8 million to equip all LMPD officers with body cameras;
- $1.8 million to help expand Animal House, allowing the city to eventually vacate the flood-prone animal shelter on Manslick Road once private dollars are raised.
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