City budget passes muster

February 10, 2015

The city’s 2015 capital budget was passed by City Council with some revisions Monday evening. The most significant change was an increase in the road repair and resurfacing budget from $2 million to $3.3 million. When the budget was originally crafted in November, city planners proposed to spend the same amount on repairs as in the previous year. But noting that this winter has taken a toll on city streets, Council asked for an increase in the road repair budget. Addressing some of the items not in this year’s budget, including money for police body cameras and a radio system for police and fire, Council Representative Jeff Fusco said, “There are a lot of wants and needs in our city, and we are going to have to be creative to fill those needs.” 

Feb 9, 2015 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.