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Police, fire & more rec spending in 2013 Toledo budget

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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell released his 2013 budget on Monday.

The budget factors in a three and a half percent increase in income tax revenue and calls for hiring a new police and fire class, along with a 14% increase in spending on recreational activities for kids.

To make up for what will be lost from state funding cuts and a decrease in property taxes, the administration plans to transfer almost 14 million dollars from the capital improvement fund to the general fund.

The CIP budget won't be presented until December, but the Bell administration says it will include money to build a new fire station, as well as renovate Fire Station #3.

There's also $32 million budgeted for more than 50 land miles of road repairs.

Bell presented his budget three days early, because he's leaving on Tuesday for China.

The administration will schedule hearing for public input. Toledo City Council has until March 31st to pass a balanced budget.

 

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