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Mayor Ginther Announces 2022 General Fund Budget

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces 2022 General Fund Budget

Mayor Andrew Ginther released his proposed 2022 General Fund budget on Monday, Nov. 15. It’s said to be the city’s largest-ever operating budget, despite the ongoing financial impacts stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The budget includes more than $1 billion for programs, services and other priorities that “directly benefit residents and neighborhoods,” read a press release. In […]

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Mayor Ginther Outlines Public Safety Spending in 2022 Operating Budget

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Outlines Public Safety Spending in 2022 Operating Budget

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that more than $660 million will be allocated to the Department of Public Safety in his proposed 2022 Operating Budget. This includes funding of three police and three fire recruit classes, adding a total of 170 new police officers and 125 new firefighters in the next year. New and expanded […]

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Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

The annual City Budget proposal was released today for the upcoming fiscal year, which marks the first one for Mayor Andrew Ginther, since taking office back in January. It’s also the largest budget proposal in the history of the city, clocking in at $869.5 million — $34.7 million higher than former Mayor Michael Coleman’s final […]

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2014 Columbus City Budget Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2014 Columbus City Budget Announced

The office of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman presented the proposed 2014 General Operating Fund budget to City Council today. The $796.7 million budget allocates two-thirds of its funds to public safety through the city’s Police and Fire Departments. Other monies are designated for neighborhoods and job creation, recreation and parks, trash collection and recycling, […]

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City of Columbus Announces $842 Million Bond Package for 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Announces $842 Million Bond Package for 2013

In May, we reported that city leaders were considering a proposal to place a bond package in front of voters this November, and today that proposal was made official. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, the Members of City Council, and City Auditor Hugh Dorrian jointly announced a $842 million bond package that will appear as four […]

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Columbus Area Commissions to Receive Funding Increase

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Area Commissions to Receive Funding Increase

The 17 Area Commissions of Columbus may soon see a funding boost thanks to a proposed ordinance by Columbus City Council that is planned for discussion and approval at an upcoming council meeting. Ordinance 0667-2013 specifies that area commissions will each see an annual funding increase from $1,000 to $2,500, which is allocated in the […]

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2013 Columbus City Budget Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2013 Columbus City Budget Announced

The 2013 Columbus General Operating Fund budget was presented today to City Council by Mayor Michael Coleman. The  $766.1 million proposed budget focuses on safety, job creation and setting aside reserve funds for rain day funds. “Thanks to the wisdom and ingenuity of our businesses and residents, we’ve emerged a stronger city than we were […]

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