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Council Presents Wish List To Sacramento City Manager

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio
 

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The City of Sacramento has an extra $20 million and money from taxpayer-approved Measure U to spend this year.

Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council has told City Manager Howard Chan how they would like him to spend it as he prepares the annual budget. 

The council has submitted a wish list to the city manager's office for this year's budget that includes $5.3 million for one-time projects.

They include money for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and the "1000 Strong" paid work experience program. Money would also increase the hours of the Sacramento Police Impact Team to seven days a week. The team helps the homeless and mentally ill. Other projects on the council's wish list include completion of the Sacramento River Bike trail and renovation of the Land Park Amphitheater.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg also proposes $2 million for economic development and $5 million that would go to the California Public Employee Retirement System or to an Economic Uncertainty Fund.

The list of priorities also includes asking voters to extend the Measure U tax increase, which is set to expire in 2019.

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