Mayor Henry unveils 2017 Fort Wayne budget

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has announced the City’s proposed budget for 2017.

Placing a priority on public safety and neighborhood infrastructure, the proposed $158-million budget includes spending to hire 28 new police officers and almost $24-million for neighborhood road, street, and sidewalk improvement projects.

It also sets aside $7.7-million for maintenance projects at a number of City parks.

Henry says he’s seeing “momentum, investments and excitement in Fort Wayne like never before,” and this proposal is a way to keep that going.

Read the full budget below. It’ll have its first hearing in front of the City Council Tuesday night.

2017 Fort Wayne Budget by Saige Driver on Scribd

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