At its meeting on Monday, City Council approved an ordinance that detailed where ~$17 million of the approximately $21 million surplus property tax revenue will go.
The Mayor’s plan sends funds to city departments as well as non-departmental programs.
The city departments receiving the largest sums are:
- Police Department | $2.6 million for pay adjustment
- Fire Department | $1.88 million for pay adjustment
- Economic Development | $1.75 million for contractual increases related to the Diamond District and City Center projects
Around $8.6 million will be divvied up among non-departmental programs. $3.1 million will go towards inclement weather shelters, $2 million will be put in a reserve to account for increased healthcare costs, and HumanKind and Greater Richmond Continuum of Care will each receive $1 million.
Review the full list of appropriations here.