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The FY17 Adopted Budget Overview:

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Totals $859M, an increase of $25.4M (3%) over the FY16 Adopted Budget

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Implements many initiatives in the City’s Strategic Plan

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Rather than lower the property tax rate to the revenue neutral rate of 39.83

cents, it proposes lowering the rate by 0.27 cents from the current 42.10 cents

down to 41.83 cents

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Allocates one penny of property tax revenue ($5.7M) to affordable housing

programs

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Allocates one penny of property tax revenue ($5.7M) to fund the debt service

on acquiring the Dorothea Dix property

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Invests significantly in public safety, including the Raleigh Police Department’s

pilot test of a body-worn camera program and a new police training center

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Enhances services to the commercial and residential development community,

expands the City’s economic development efforts, and continues our

commitment to maintaining infrastructure

Safe, Vibrant and Healthy Community

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Expand tax credit program to increase supply of affordable

rental units in the City; at present, roughly 32,000 households

have rental expenses that exceed 30% of their income

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Fund a new water and sewer bill assistance program to assist

qualifying individuals with past due bills

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Create a new Downtown cleaning crew to improve service

levels for litter pickup, trash removal, and maintenance

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Implement a pilot test of body-worn cameras in the Police

Department

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Open a new 911 dispatch center and provide 12 additional staff

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Provide capital funding for a new law enforcement training

center, new Fire Department administrative offices, and a new

Fire Station #1

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Begin a long-term fire apparatus replacement plan

ADOPTED FY2017 OPERATING BUDGET AND

FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

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