City budget approved by Council
The 2017 capital and operating budgets were approved by Council during Monday's regular meeting. Council had conducted committee hearings on the city budget for more than a month before approving $375 million for operating and $590 million for capital expenditures. The operating budget is for salaries and services the city provides. The capital budget covers expenses related to city assets including roads, buildings, utilities and parks. During the public comment period, Council heard from citizens supporting a resolution to declare Ohio a sanctuary state and urging cities to be sanctuaries for immigrants. Council took time on the resolution.