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Thursday, December 08, 2022

For second year, Jacksonville projects budget could reach $500 million

City Hall In Downtown Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry plans to spend nearly $500 million on brick-and-mortar projects during his last year in office, coinciding with big-dollar outlays in local tax revenue.

“It’s a good time,” Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes said Thursday, as members of the mayor’s budget review committee went through the pieces of the capital-reform budget, asking for Curry to recommend to the city council on July 21. are ready for. The 2022-23 operating budget is expected to be approximately $1.5 billion.

Hughes called the $485 million project list a “95 to 98 percent complete draft” of capital plan administrators, who are preparing to match Curry’s priorities in areas ranging from public safety to the arts and entertainment.

Separate capital plans for stormwater projects ($11 million) and solid waste ($6.15 million) increase the total package to about $502 million, though Hughes said minor changes are expected.

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