Cincinnati's Mayor is sending the City Manager's recommended budget to Council for its consideration.
Mark Mallory praised the administration's budget Tuesday and Milton Dohoney.
The mayor did make about a $1 million worth of changes to the proposed spending plan.
Mallory wants to restore $610,770 of funding for human services programs, some or all of $300,000 for Media Bridges, $50,000 for arts grants and $56,000 for a domestic violence advocate in the city's law department.
Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. is recommending closing a $34 million general fund deficit with a series of cuts and a large chunk of one-time money from letting a private company manage the city's parking facilities.
He sent his plan Monday to Mayor Mark Mallory, who'll review it and forward it to City Council.
Dohoney said it wasn't possible to close the large gap with cuts alone.
“After careful consideration of impact, alignment and accountability, we recommend funding 56 programs,” Bryant said. “Two programs unfortunately are not recommended for funding. Because of the short notice to these programs, we do recommend providing them with one-month transition funds of $1,000 each.”