Committee approves capital and operating budgets for Louisville Metro Government

Total road investment now $13,394,358

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 24, 2015) — The budget committee of the Louisville Metro Council approved the 2015-2016 Capital and Operating Budgets for Louisville Metro Government with public safety, roads, deferred maintenance and finishing up projects that have been underway for several years. The budget passed by a 9-1 vote.

The Metro Council will vote on the budget on Thursday.

The committee approved an additional $5.3 million to be added to $8.1 million proposed in the Mayor Greg Fischer’s budget. The total road investment is now $13,394,358.

Other highlights of the approved budget include:

  • Replacement Vehicle Fund for Police, Fire and EMS: $2,500,000
  • Police and Correction Department Body Cameras — $2,800,000)
  • 3 Police Recruit Classes (to offset retirements / position vacancies)
  • Youth Development Programming: $1,000,000
  • Comm. Attorney’s Office Additional Narcotics Prosecutor: $80,000
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts – Chillers: $2,508,000
  • City Hall Improvements: $2,100,000
  • Repairs to Metro Buildings: $4,933,000
  • Parks Deferred Maintenance: $1.600,000
  • Community Center Improvements: $550,000
  • Additional Funding for External Agencies: $217,300
  • Riverside Park: $350,000
  • AB Sawyer Park: $470,000
  • Waverly Park: $275,000
  • Charlie Vettiner Park: $260,000
  • Highview Park: $200,000
  • William Harrison Park: $35,000
  • Waterfront Park Phase IV Funding: $75,000
  • Portland Emergency Boat Ramp for Louisville Fire Department and canoes and kayakers: $85,000
  • Douglas Community Center: $150,000
  • Newburg Gym Floor: $150,000
  • Jefferson Memorial Forest: $100,000
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