Columbus City Council and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther to Announce 2017 Capital Improvements Budget
On Monday, May 1, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced the 2017 Capital Improvements Budget (CIB). The total budget is $861 million, including $322 million in new money. The CIB supports capital projects in Public Safety, Public Service and Recreation and Parks.
announcement took place at Indian Mound Community Center, 3901
Parsons Ave. Mayor Ginther announced a $7.5 million renovation of the center
will begin in December 2017.
majority of the budget – $755 million – is allocated to
neighborhoods, including citywide projects to upgrade and maintain water and sewer
investment in neighborhood improvements is an investment in the quality of life
for every resident,” said Mayor Ginther. “This budget allocates funds for
core city services including safe streets and sidewalks, traffic and street
lights. It also prepares the city for the future of a growing population
with money for renovated community centers and new and renovated fire and
reading of the budget will be at tonight’s City Council
meeting, then voted on at the Council
meeting on Monday, May 15.
budget priorities are based on community interaction and dialogue. We are
actively listening and taking action. There are needs in the community that
require special attention, and we are investing in those areas," said
Council President Zach Klein. "We are focused on developing policies and
initiatives that uplift every resident to build a stronger Columbus.”
the Capital Budget, we have maintained our commitment to enhancing the
quality of life for all residents by investing in critical infrastructure and
neighborhoods,” said Council President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson, chair
of the Finance Committee. “Council’s leadership in addressing areas such
as safety, health, and jobs will continue to help our City thrive.”
2017 Capital Improvements Budget can be viewed here.