Urban County Council Adds Spending To Mayor's Proposed Budget

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/11 5:43 pm
Lexington’s Urban County Council voted to change parts of the Mayor’s proposed budget.

The Council added almost $700,000 to the Mayor’s proposal for social service programs.

It also included $1 million in bonding for the Development Rights program.

The addition would bring the total to $2 million for the program, which is designed to help protect farmland.

The Council voted to set aside $2 million from state road money for paving.

The money could be added to the Mayor’s proposed $3 million for paving.

In addition, more than $200,000 of state road money was earmarked for new bike striping and intersection safety and maintenance improvements.

The changes are all preliminary.

The Mayor and Council have until the end of the month to come to an agreement before the new fiscal year begins July 1st.
Most Popular
More than 30 teens escape from detention center
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville, Tenn. youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
Kentucky prepares to regulate ride sharing
State regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities.
Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide
The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
Police: One In Critical Condition After Shooting
A man was critically injured during a shooting in Shelby County Monday night. Video Video
Pulaski Co. Deputy Charged in Domestic Violence Case
A Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy has been charged in a domestic violence case stemming from an incident that allegedly happened nearly six months ago. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.