Council passes bill to restore city services

Money to go toward right-of-ways, park maintenance, turning streetlights on

Published On: Mar 27 2013 03:57:36 PM EDT

The City Council has now passed a bill to help restore city services cut for budget reasons.

Mayor Alvin Brown proposed the spending after the city discovered it had unspent money from the previous year.

The money will go toward maintaining city right-of-ways more often, restoring maintenance at city parks, turning back on some streetlights that had been turned off, and boosting economic development in areas of Northwest Jacksonville and near the airport.

Following the end of the last fiscal year on Sept. 30, the City Finance Department embarked on its annual financial review and determined that the city had additional unspent funds from the previous fiscal year, according to city officials. Based on those findings, the Brown Administration proposed to amend the legislation and make the following investments: