Champaign City Council unanimously passes annual budget

By Eric Heisig

The Champaign City Council passed the city budget for the fiscal year during their meeting Tuesday night.

The year’s expenditures total $120,343,650, not including interfund transfers.

An ordinance approving the Capital Improvement Plan for the next 10 years was combined with the budget. It is designed to map out various construction and maintenance projects throughout the city of Champaign. The program will be funded by $29 million from this year’s budget and $227 million overall.

The city’s budget also includes $68,674,273 for the fiscal year’s General Operating Fund.

The Council passed the budget 8-0. Dist. 1 Council member Gina Jackson was not present Tuesday.

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During the meeting, the Council also made a number of appointees to various boards and committees for the city. Frank Calabrese, senior in LAS and Republican candidate for state representative, was appointed to Champaign’s University District Advisory Board. In addition, Jaclyn O’Day, senior in Communications and student body president, was appointed to the Liquor Advisory Commission, replacing former student body president Justin Randall.

Champaign City Council meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the City Building.