Louisville budget plan open to public comment June 1 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville budget plan open to public comment June 1

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Metro Council’s budget committee will take public comment on Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2016-2017 spending plan at a meeting on June 1.

The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the council’s chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson Street. Speakers are asked to sign up starting at 4 p.m.

The panel plans to limit speakers to three minutes on a budget-related topic. Citizens also may submit written comments at the meeting.

Fischer unveiled an $822 million budget plan on Thursday that emphasizes spending on public safety and repairs to existing roads, sidewalks and bridges.  

It includes $2.5 million for the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund – half the amount sought by some advocates – and $8.6 million for arts groups, community service organizations and other agencies not part of Metro government.

Only one speaker is allowed for each nonprofit group that asked for funding earlier this year.

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