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Metro Council approves $822 million budget

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Council approved its $822 million budget Thursday for the upcoming year.

Mayor Greg Fischer proposed $18 million for paving and road improvements. 

The council then voted to add $5 million to his proposal. That totals out to $23 million.

The other topic that took over budget talks was public safety. 

LMPD will work with $178 million over the next year.

Louisville Fire also gets $55 million.

Mayor Fischer released the following statement Thursday night: 

"From repairing our bumpy roads to helping build affordable housing to designing the Northeast Regional Library, the new city budget makes strategic investments while also taking care of many needs in Louisville, including repairing parks and metro buildings. It also invests heavily in public safety – nearly 60 percent of the budget. I appreciate the Metro Council's careful deliberation and approval of the new budget and look forward to working with Council and citizens as we build on our success."


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