August 8, 2021

Indianapolis 2022 Budget To Be Presented

Jill Sheridan/WFYI

Jill Sheridan/WFYI

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will present the 2022 budget to the full City-County Council Monday night. Last year’s budget was nearly $1.3 billion. This year the city will have millions in additional federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.

Hogsett is expected to announce the creation of a $206 million fund to address the continued impact of the pandemic including public health measures.

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There are no expected cuts for IMPD and increased money will likely go towards public safety as Indianapolis grapples with record levels of violent crime.

Budget hearings will begin this week. Committees will consider $75 million in funding for public works projects and a $2.5 million boost for the Indianapolis Fire Department.

The final budget will be approved in October.

This story will be updated.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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