Adding revenue to the existing street maintenance budget will help to increase the maintenance cycle, extend the life of roads and double the number of lane miles that are properly maintained each year.
Not only will these improvements have economic benefits, but better streets help improve air quality and contribute to individual cost savings by decreasing fuel consumption and the need for tire repair and car maintenance.
Mayor's Recommended Budget
Hire two new planning positions to manage the impacts related to new housing developments and overall infrastructure upgrades
Construction and Surface Treatment Crew
Set up a new road maintenance crew (equipment and personnel). The new crew will allow the City to double the number of roads being resurfaced and improved each from 75 to 155 lane miles
Parks Capital Replacement
Repair roadway and sidewalk infrastructure in parks
Capital Improvement Program Projects Transfer
The City is required to allocate 7% of the budget to the Capital Improvement Program. The Mayor is recommending the allocation of an additional $2 million for road, sidewalk and pavement projects
The above figures represent a shortened collection period for fiscal year 2019. Budgets reflect additional revenue only and do not represent total department spending.
Further discussions about street reconstruction projects will be discussed during the General Obligation bond engagement process. See the timeline to learn more.