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$165M city budget supports public safety, infrastructure

September 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry on Thursday presented the $165 million city budget he’ll present to City Council next week that calls for additional police officers and firefighters and funding for infrastructure improvements. The budget – a balanced plan that Henry said reflect’s Fort Wayne’s position as a leader in economic development and quality-of-life amenities – allows for 24 new police officers and 22 new firefighters, and a $3 million investment in maintenance projects in city parks. The budget also allows $22.5 million in funding for neighborhood street and road improvements and $6 million for sidewalks and alleyways.

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