The South Bend Common Council has approved Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s $305 million 2016 budget. He says much of the funding will go to public safety and neighborhood improvement efforts.
The city says the South Bend Police Department and South Bend Fire Department will get around $60 million for next year. That includes money for a new senior human resource position.
The spending plan also allocates $1.5 million for curb and sidewalk improvements in multiple neighborhoods and more than $100,000 to increase diversity in the city work force.
Buttigieg says the budget aims to "make sure growth is felt in every part of the city," and adds it addresses "shared priorities like jobs, safety and quality of life."