What Fenty Would Cut
So, not that this matters much, but Almost Not Mayor Adrian Fenty has submitted his plan to close the $188 million budget gap. Michael Neibauer has a bunch of the highlights, and here are a few more items on the chopping block from the Housing Complex world that the incoming mayor and Council could choose to keep (or not).
- $2,374,000 in security and janitorial services for municipal buildings. Heads up SEIU!
- $500,000 from ABRA reimbursable detail program: Fewer cops on rowdy streetcorners after hours.
- $300,000 from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, which helps poor families pay for heat in the winter.
- $689,000 from the Renewable Energy Incentive Program, which helps people put solar panels on their houses.
- $300,000 from tree planting.
- $808,000 from alley repaving.
- $1,091,000 from repaving local roads.
- $300,000 from pedestrian safety enhancements.
- $4,691,000 from postponing implementation of the Healthy Schools Act.
- $300,000 from healthy grocery initiatives from the Department of Small and Local Business Development.
- $1,595,000 from commercial revitalization initiatives, like storefront renovations.
- $40,000 in postage at Office of Planning (they spend $40,000 on postage?)
- $38,000 from the Office of Planning's zoning map maintenance and development project, which makes this reporter saddest of all.