The City of Akron is looking ahead to determine the breakdown of the 2013 capital budget.
At-large Councilman Jeff Fusco tells AkronNewsNow.com what the city will be primarily focusing on in this year's budget.
"One of the bigger projects of course is the combined sewer overflow (CSO) that we're mandated by the federal government to move forward with," Fusco said.
Last year, a large portion of the budget was used for government-mandated repairs to the city's aging sewer system.
Fusco says both Council and the administration is looking to make sure that the housing needs are met in the city before finalizing the budget.
"It will be interesting to see what will happen in Washington D.C. in regards to Community Development Block Grant funding and in terms of some of the other programs we seek."
The projected budget is expected to be $218 million. Over the next couple of weeks, Council along with the administration is expected to dive into the budget and examine it line by line to see where the funds will be allocated to.
Fusco says its important to make sure there are no significant reductions in community development block grant funding, which helps in terms of assisting the city in providing housing services for the citizens of Akron.
City Council will be holding a public hearing January 28 to adopt the 2013 capital budget during their regularly scheduled meeting inside Council Chambers at 7 p.m.