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The proposed 2020 City Budget includes: • $4.4 million of increased funding for…

The proposed 2020 City Budget includes:
• $4.4 million of increased funding for 20 new sworn Police positions and 8 new sworn Fire positions and equipment
• $400,000 of increased funding for park maintenance, recreational and cultural service needs
• $1.45 million of increased funding for park watering
• $1.4 million continued funding for the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act operating and capital programs
• $550,000 of increased funding for city fleet replacement
• $500,000 of funding to support shelter bed operations for the homeless population
• $300,000 increased funding to Mountain Metro Transit
• $1.3 million continuing support to address Information Technology core infrastructure, applications, and cybersecurity improvements and sustainment
• $9.65 million to keep police and fire sworn compensation at the market average, increases for civilian compensation, and full-year funding for the portion of compensation that was phased in during 2019
• $1.0 million one-time increased funding for an aerial ladder truck for the Fire Department

The entire proposed budget is available online at https://coloradosprings.gov/budget

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