Here’s a look at the City of Greenville’s proposed 2024 fiscal year budget
Greenville City Council is in the process of finalizing the 2024 fiscal year budget. The city manager’s proposed budget shows no tax increases, a positive balance, and focuses on council priorities.
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Greenville City Council is in the process of finalizing the 2024 fiscal year budget. The city manager’s proposed budget — including $56 million in capital improvements — shows no tax increases, a positive balance, and focuses on council priorities, including:
Affordable Housing and Neighborhoods
- $3.75 million is proposed for affordable housing pending legislative action.
- Through the Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond, $19 million is proposed for paving, traffic calming, sidewalks, and pedestrian safety, plus community center improvements — $1.8 million for Nicholtown Community Center upgrades and ~$7 million for sidewalks.
Recreation and Open Space
- $3.4 million is proposed for an inclusive playground at Cleveland Park, and court rehabilitation and pickleball at Gower Park.
- $750,000 is proposed for the “design and feasibility” of a pump track and skate park, as are funds to support Arts in Public Places and new events (think: Greenville Jazz Fest).
- $500,000 is listed for purchasing land to preserve open space — a priority of the GVL2040.
- In anticipation of the Greenville Police Department and Greenville Fire Department moving into the city’s new Public Safety Complex, the budget proposes adding 10 GPD officers and five GFD positions.
- $1.5 million is proposed for implementing the city’s Strategic Plan — from accelerating entrepreneurship to adding staff.
- Filling empty office space is also a focus, with $250,000 listed for an Office Vacancy Strategy.
- Improvements like traffic management technology, more funding for Greenlink Transit Authority, and connections from neighborhoods to the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail are budgeted for — $12 million for roads, bridges and traffic calming and $2.7 million for greenways, trails, bike, and pedestrian safety enhancements.
- City Council will attend another budget workshop on Monday, May 8 before the full budget and a first reading of the ordinance is presented in a public hearing on Monday, May 22. A vote for adoption of the ordinance will take place Monday, June 12.