The budget is developed on a departmental basis. Both the dollar amounts and the number of positions are submitted by the Administration to the Council, along with detailed accounts of appropriation requests and other relevant information; such as, statements of goals and objectives.
The 2005 budget is $9,782,189 or 6.1%, higher than the approved budget for 2004. The increase is due to the anticipated needs for an expanding Fort Wayne City.
The Fire department's budget is up 5.8%. The Police department's budget is up 7.6%. These increases support the Mayor's commitment for a safe city.
The 2005 Executive and Legislative overall budgets are up 4.1% over the 2004 budget.
Finance shows a .5% increase in the 2005 versus 2004 budget. The majority of the increase is with information systems. Maintaining and upgrading computer systems is essential for productive and efficient government.
Community Development has been able to lower their budget by .8%, while initiating and continuing several economic development and urban renewal projects for 2005.
The Department of Public Works also increased their overall budget for 2005. The 7.5% increase reflects the commitments to provide better streets, services, and economic development to the City of Fort Wayne.
The Parks and Recreation department's increased their budget by 2.1%.
|City of Fort Wayne|
|Budget by Department|
|Executive & Legislative|
|*||Office of Internal Audit||199,877||198,017||-0.9%|
|City Clerk/Parking Control||444,213||471,356||6.1%|
|*||City Clerk & City Council||813,110||838,436||3.1%|
|Cumulative Capital Improvement||1,401,820||1,134,131||-19.1%|
|*||Information Systems (ACS)||2,628,435||2,991,999||13.8%|
|*||Purchasing/Office & Administration||585,463||581,410||-0.7%|
|Administration (Combined with Comm. Dev. in 2005)||$||124,581||$||0||-100.0%|
|Economic Development (Combined with Comm. Dev. In 2005)||626,415||0||-100.0%|
|Redevelopment Distr. Capital||571,320||488,800||-14.4%|
|Department of Public Works|
|*||Transportation Engineering Services||1,099,388||1,104,500||0.5%|
|Street Project Management/MVH||895,286||902,981||0.9%|
|Traffic Engineering Administration||463,656||469,363||1.2%|
|*||St. Light Engineering||2,932,722||2,731,043||-6.9%|
|Solid Waste Management||6,580,611||7,987,746||21.4%|
|*||Sanitary Officers Pension||498,900||525,957||5.4%|
|*||Right of Way||295,579||312,836||5.8%|
|EDIT Income Tax Fund||19,223,841||20,770,651||8.0%|
|*||Board of Works||2,438,611||2,590,108||6.2%|
|Law Enforcement Training||170,000||196,000||15.3%|
|*||Weights & Measures||122,991||126,596||2.9%|
|*||Neighborhood Code ( In 2004 this was under Comm. Dev.)||1,488,499||1,443,777||-3.0%|
|*||Unsafe Building ( In 2004 this was under Comm. Dev.)||142,000||159,000||12.0%|
|*||Metro Human Relations||602,735||613,440||1.8%|
|Parks & Recreation|
|*||Parks & Recreation General||$||10,303,308||$||10,518,600||2.1%|
|Total Civil City Budget||$||160,471,766||$||170,253,955|