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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City Council Unanimously Approves FY 2021 Budget

No cuts, tax increases, fee increases, or furloughs 

Greenville City Council members adopted the City’s FY2021 budget during a second and final reading. The budget focuses on continuing operations and funding vital community projects. During a generational economic emergency related to COVID-19, the City is investing in its priorities without increasing taxes and fees or furloughing employees.

Greenville will continue to invest in:

  • Affordable housing
  • Economic development  
  • Neighborhoods
  • Transportation

Budget highlights include:

  • $2 million for affordable housing to include new construction, owner-occupied home rehabilitation and rental assistance
  • $1.2 million for Greenlink (Greenville Transit Authority) 
  • $1 million for new sidewalk construction 
  • $1 million for street resurfacing 
  • $3.5 million for bridges for Swamp Rabbit Trail expansion 
  • $1.3 million storm water improvement projects 
  • $750,000 in Economic Development for job creation and marketing
  • $750,000 for business-friendly permitting and development processes
  • $500,000 for road safety improvements

“This budget shouts neighborhood friendly,” said Mayor Knox White. “The City is committed to building new sidewalks, expanding our trails and calming traffic in residential areas. During COVID many communities stopped recycling and yard waste pick-up, Greenville expanded both. Quality of life, to include public safety, affordable housing and excellent customer service, continues to be our focus.”

Greenville City committed $5 million from the County Square/West End Parking fund in support of affordable housing.

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