Public concerns voiced at a meeting Tuesday have led the Columbus City Council to delay a vote on a proposal to create a riverfront district downtown. And Columbus city officials have begun submitting requests for funding from the federal stimulus package signed into law last month. WFIU’s Daniel Robison hosts.
Terre Haute city officials have already started writing their budget for 2010. That’s two months ahead of schedule, according to Mayor Duke Bennett. The city recently found out it needs to cut an additional $500,000 on top of the original $3.2 million it expected to slash in order to break even. Bennett says he’s unsure how possible incoming funds from the federal stimulus package could help with next year’s budget.
Projects run through the Bloomington-Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization are now expected to receive about three million dollars from the federal stimulus package. The number is an improvement over previous estimates, but can’t possibly fund all of the improvements on city and county wish lists.