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Nearly $4 Million Returned in City Budget Proposal

A majority of City Council members support a proposal released Tuesday for restoring budget cuts.  The proposal reinstates funding for human services agencies, parks and other city services based on unexpected high revenues to the city in May and June.  Below is the motion made July 30, 2013 to restore just under $4 million in funding:

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber-Minority Business Accelerator: $100,000

Film Commission: $25,000

African American Chamber of Commerce: $50,000

Urban Agriculture Program: $50,000

OEQ Energy Management Program: $157,000

Neighborhood Support Fund and Neighborhood Business District Support Fund: $430,000

Human Services Funding, includes Closing the Health Gap: $610,000

*Health Department: $900,000

Law- Chronic Nuisance attorney position: $96,000

Parks: $400,000

Public Services- Right of Way Maintenance, Greenspace and Lots, AFSCME layoffs: $600,000

3DCD- Fountain Square maintenance: $85,000

Recreation- outdoor maintenance, keep Busch Center open: $312,000  

 

Total: $3,815,000

 

*Health Department funds- restoration of positions affecting junked vehicles, rodent control, litter/weed response, insect control, containment of disease outbreaks, infant mortality, medically handicapped children, health clinics, and school based health centers.

 

 

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