Brno City Council recommended that the City Assembly [zastupitelstvo] acknowledge and approve of the City of Brno’s draft budget (excluding city districts) for 2020 last week. Title image: Visualisation of the new tram line to “Kampus Bohunice”. Credit: MMB.
Brno, Nov 25 (BD) – “The continuing favourable development of the Czech economy has enabled the city to increase resources in the draft budget, due higher-than-expected tax revenues for 2019 – about CZK 400 million. The proposed tax revenues in 2020 are CZK 1 billion [1,000 million] higher than this year’s budget,” said City Mayor Markéta Vaňková.
The city’s operating expenses increased by CZK 897.2 million from the previous year. The main parts of this increase are transfers to city districts, compensation for the Dopravní podnik města Brna [Brno Transport Company] and dealing with the impacts of legislative changes related to employees salaries at Brno City Hall, Brno City Police, contributory organizations and members of the Brno City Assembly.
CZK 1 billion was earmarked for the reconstruction of the city’s water infrastructure. Events co-financed by European funds amount to CZK 450 million. CZK 786.3 million will go to the Housing Construction Fund for the construction or reconstruction of apartment buildings and care homes.
Among the other expenses are the renovation of kindergarten and elementary school Horníkova and elementary school Otevřená.
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