In their own words: full text of city news release on Budget 2014

Budget 2014: Increasing capital investment on streets and our city’s parks and recreation facilities

$1 million to go towards improvements to athletic fields; major increases in street renewal, library renewal,

reforestation programs, and a new strategic partnership with the YMCA-YWCA

Winnipeg, MB – The 2014 Preliminary Capital Budget continues a plan for enhanced capital investment to support a healthy, vibrant Winnipeg now and into the future.

“The City of Winnipeg is bringing forward a long-term strategic plan to invest in our local and regional streets,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “Our transportation infrastructure is vital, and this budget dedicates historic levels of funding to fixing our streets. This capital budget addresses the priorities of our citizens, which include improving the state of our roads and providing quality community and recreation opportunities.”

Subject to City Council approval, highlights of the 2014 Preliminary Capital Budget and 2015-2019 Capital Forecast tabled today at Executive Policy Committee include:

Local and Regional Streets, Sidewalks, and Back Lanes in 2014

A one per cent property tax increase for 2014 will be allocated to the Local Street Renewal Reserve, solely dedicated to the renewal of local streets, back lanes and sidewalks
Local Street Renewal Reserve will provide an enhanced program of $18.2 …read more

Global News Winnipeg: In their own words: full text of city news release on Budget 2014

In their own words: full text of city news release on Budget 2014