City to request congressional earmarks


City to request congressional earmarks


Date: January 3, 2011
by: Robin Roy | City Editor


City Hall plans to request federal funds to help fund 10 improvement projects, which carry an estimated cost of $100 million.

Those project include: Lido Beach renourishment; an upgraded police-records system; a new medical center in Newtown; a streetcar-type downtown transportation circulator; incentives to clean up the Marion Anderson brownfield site; bayfront connectivity; a traffic-light management system; roundabout at U.S. 41 and Main Street; homelessness prevention; and an after-school program for the Robert L. Taylor complex.

The city plans to ask that the funds appear as earmarks on a highway bill and Water Resource Development Act bill that are expected in Congress this year.

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Currently 2 Responses

  • 1.
  • Perhaps the list should be expanded to include the funding shortfall brought about by the (Federal) imposition of stricter accounting standards for pensions and other benefits. $121 million will do for starters.

    They imposed the new standards, let them fund the shortfall.
  • Pete Theisen
    Tue 4th Jan 2011
    at 5:37am
  • 2.
  • What, are they nuts?
  • Milan Adrian
    Mon 3rd Jan 2011
    at 4:25pm
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