Louisville Metro Council OKs $822M budget after adjustments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s Metro Council has approved an $822 million budget after making about $9.8 million in adjustments from Mayor Greg Fischer’s initial proposal for the upcoming year.

News outlets report that the council unanimously approved the budget Thursday evening, opting to put more emphasis on public safety surveillance and on tackling the city’s infrastructure.

As part of the council’s changes, $23 million, rather than Fischer’s proposal of $18 million, will go toward paving and other road improvements.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/28RaNZb ) reports that the council also voted to give $212, 000 more to the Louisville Metro Police Department for additional security cameras and possible investments for Shotspotter, a gunshot locator technology.

The mayor is expected to sign the budget before July 1.


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