FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) – Mayor Tom Henry’s Administration will formally introduce Fort Wayne’s proposed budget for 2020 to City Council Tuesday evening.
City Controller Garry Morr will give a presentation on the highlights of the budget.
Henry’s Administration says the budget is focused on providing essential services to residents, neighborhoods and businesses.
The budget also positions Fort Wayne as a leader in job growth, economic development opportunities, downtown revitalization, strong and thriving neighborhoods, and quality of life amenities that make Fort Wayne unique as a point of destination to live, work and play, according to the administration.
The 2020 budget highlights:
$23.9 million for neighborhood streets and roads.
$8 million for sidewalks and alleys.
$1.4 million for bridges.
The Fort Wayne Police Department Academy Class will include 15 recruits. The additions will allow the FWPD to have 480 officers patrolling the city.
The FWPD will also add four replacement K-9’s and a new explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) robot and x-ray system for the bomb unit, which is part of the FWPD’s Special Operations Division.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department Academy Class will include 20 recruits. The additions will allow the FWFD to have 368 firefighters protecting the community.
In addition, the FWFD plans to purchase two new fire engines and a new ladder truck.
Investments in maintenance projects through the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department to total $3 million.
The Civil City budget will total $180 million.
The full budget is available here.