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Published on November 09, 2023
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today released his proposed 2024 General Fund budget – the largest-ever in city history. Through sound fiscal management aimed at mitigating the continued financial fallout of the pandemic – and the growth of high-paying jobs contributing to robust income tax revenues – the city is presenting a balanced budget totaling $1.19 billion for programs, services and priorities benefiting Columbus residents and neighborhoods while further bolstering the city’s Rainy Day Fund.
“The investments we are announcing today will further strengthen Columbus neighborhoods while lifting up our fellow neighbors who’ve been left out and left behind by the Columbus success story,” said Mayor Ginther. “We are in a special moment in our city’s history, and by making the right decisions now, we will ensure a better quality of life for all our residents and build an economic juggernaut for future generations.”
Mayor Ginther highlighted the following investments as part of his budget priorities:
The City Charter requires the mayor to present a balanced budget to City Council on or before Nov. 15 annually. Columbus City Council will begin budget deliberations, including public hearings, and is expected to approve an amended budget in early 2024.
The full budget can be viewed here.