The Fort Wayne City Council on Tuesday approved a city budget for the fiscal year 2015.
The city’s 2015 budget is a little more than $150 million, up about 5 and a half percent from last year. Accounting for most of that increase is funding for the municipal election, additional police recruits, and a rare additional pay period for the year.
Most of the council agrees it’s a lean, balanced budget.
A proposal by Councilman John Crawford was approved however, to cut nearly half a million dollars from the communication budget to enhance the city’s cash reserve.