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City of Sacramento: Spend Some Now, Save Some For Later


For the 2015-16 budget year, the City of Sacramento has identified $90 million dollars in projects or purchases it would like to spend as part of its "Capital Improvement Program."


Dawn Holm is the Budget Manager for the City. She says $10 million would go to new fire stations, $20 million would go to new water meters and $60 million would go to about 140 other programs.


"That's going to a whole bunch of projects including transportation utilities, other park programs, information technology equipment being included in that, traffic signals to water mains, upgrading our financial system software, community center maintenance," Holm says.


There's also $7 million dollars for a sewer system upgrade.


But the City will also save money to pay for things it knows it will have to replace in the future-like new breathing apparatuses for the fire department or swimming pools.


Holm says the City would like to pay $200,000 for a pools assessment.


"The majority of our pools are hitting 40 years of age and the City Manager wants a study done to figure out critical need so that we can start putting funding aside," she says.


The City will present the Capital Improvement Program part of the budget to City Council Tuesday afternoon.


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