(Toledo, OH) Toledo city leaders are cutting spending in this year's budget.
A budget task force from the mayor's office and city council managed to slice $3 million from last year's spending plan. That includes cutting a transfer from the capital improvement budget by $9 million, ensuring more roads get paved and long-term projects get completed.
Part of that was accomplished by devoting more federal block grant dollars to neighborhood projects-- one of the major goals of the task force.
The budget does rely on increased revenue from sources like casino proceeds and inspection fee hikes.
The spending plan saves over a million dollars by delaying the next firefighter class until next year. City council will vote on the revised budget next week.