City Council passes Operating, Capital Budgets

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council has approved it’s Operating and Capital Budgets for the upcoming year.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the council tackled the Capital Improvement Program Budget first, electing to move $2 million back to the Memphis Police Department for vehicles.

Originally, the council took the same amount from the department and gave it to Memphis Fire.

The new move doesn’t impact them, a spokesperson with the fire department said.

In fact, they said they will come out even.

The new budget also allocates $1.5 million for repairs to the Southbrook Mall.

Passed unanimously by council members, the Operating Budget includes raises for all employees effective July 1 and approximately $1.8 million for non-profits.

They also gave $1.5 million back to the executive division.

Areas that did take a hit – the Human Resources and Legal Departments.

In addition, the City Council only gave the mayor a total of $677 million for the Operating Budget.

That’s $338,000 less than what he had initially proposed.

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