City Council to vote on almost $90 million worth of changes to Capital Budget

Update June 7, 2013: City Council pull this item from the Consent Agenda and deferred it to their June 20, 2013 meeting.

Just two months ago, City Council approved over $140 million in changes to the Capital Budget. At tomorrow’s meeting (June 6, 2013), City Council will vote on almost another $90 million in changes to the Capital Budget. According to the agenda for the meeting tomorrow, Ordinance Number 29,562 is item #41 on the consent agenda. You can view all of the proposed changes in this spreadsheet: Capital Budget Changes_06.06.13

Overall there are $89.5 million in changes to 93 capital projects. The majority of the changes to the Capital Budget will allocate $85.2 million to projects and $4.2 million is being de-approperiated from projects. The Department of Public Works sees the most changes $79.7 million in new FEMA funds for road repair, and $3.7 million being removed from projects.  The changes will impact 46 neighborhoods, well over half of the City’s official neighborhoods. More information about the FEMA  funded Recovery Roads Program, can be found on the City’s website: http://recoveryroads.nola.gov/

Please note that many of the neighborhoods listed correspond to the City’s Official Neighborhoods, which in most cases is different from your neighborhood. you can find the City’s Official Neighborhood Map at this link: https://gnocdc.s3.amazonaws.com/maps/PDFs/Neighborhood.pdf

Here are the neighborhoods where the funding will be reduced:

L3631 – St. Claude – PW 17210 -$1,725,810
L3632 – Lakeview – PW 17124 -$601,726
L3647 – St. Anthony – PW 19914 -$404,238
L3640 – Filmore – PW 19891 -$382,431
L3644 – Milan & Touro – PW 19898 -$298,405
L3635 – Broadmoor – PW 17375 -$204,408
L3667 – Little Woods – PW 19909 -$65,208
L3642 – Treme/Lafitte – PW 19894 -$60,766

Here are the neighborhoods with the largest increases in funds:

L3672 – Gentilly Terrace – PW 20545 $9,586,250
Riverside/GardenDistrict/Irish Channel/St. Thomas/Village de l’Est $8,234,660
L3667 – East Carrollton/Black Pearl – PW 20537 $8,139,952
L3674 – Central City – PW 20547 $5,254,299
L3558 – Read Blvd. West – PW 20541 $5,216,662
L3639 – Marlyville & Fontainbleau – PW 19890 $4,937,138
L3670 – Hollygrove – PW 20543 $4,768,586
L3676 – Algiers Point/Behrman/McDonogh/Whitney – PW 20549 $4,126,038
L3671 – Gert Town/B.W. Cooper- PW 20544 $4,033,677
L3669 – Leonidas – PW 20542 $4,009,200
L3637 – Pontchartrain Park – PW 19912 $2,994,980
L3666 – Dixon – PW 20115 $2,915,150
L3673 – Uptown/West Riverside – PW 20546 $2,711,564
L3665 – Seventh Ward – PW 20111 $2,359,646
L3636 – Plum Orchard – PW 19911 $1,597,788
L3675 – Fairgrounds/Bayou St. John – PW 20548 $1,294,862
L3678 – Old Aurora/Tall Timbers-Brechtel/U.S. Naval Base $1,291,409
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