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Mayor Suthers presents a balanced 2021 budget to City Council

The proposed 2021 City budget includes:

$2.0 million of increased funding for 10 new sworn Police positions and 8 new sworn Fire positions and equipment, including re-establishing a dedicated Hazardous Materials response team and the transition of a medical squad to an engine company for the Fire Department

$400,000 of increased funding for park maintenance

$1.7 million continued funding for the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act operating and capital programs

$1,000,000 of increased funding for city fleet and equipment replacement

$500,000 of continued funding to support shelter bed operations for the homeless population

$760,000 increased funding to Mountain Metro Transit, including a route to the Airport and Amazon to be established in the 2nd half of 2021

$1.6 million continuing support to address Information Technology core infrastructure, applications, and cybersecurity improvements and sustainment

$2.0 million for Police and Fire sworn step increases, pay progression for civilian employees, and full-year funding for the portion of compensation that was phased in during 2020

$650,000 increased operating and capital funding for snow/ice removal operations

$2.2 million for critical facility maintenance – spread across the City’s many facilities including police and fire stations, parks facilities, public works facilities, and fuel infrastructure

$500,000 increased funding for city-wide Capital Improvement Projects

$850,000 increased funding for the state-mandated 811 utility locate team

Learn more at https://coloradosprings.gov/…/mayor-suthers-presents-balanc…

Mayor Suthers presents a balanced 2021 budget to City Council

Mayor John Suthers presented a balanced 2021 City Budget to Colorado Springs City Council. The 2021 General Fund budget is $348.9 million, which is $17.6 million or 5.3% more than the 2020 budget. The increase is largely due to re-budgeting $20 million of expenditure savings generated by the Coronav…

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