Norfolk council unanimously approves budget

Norfolk City Council (Photo courtesy City of Norfolk)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — In a unanimous decision Tuesday night, Norfolk City Council approved the fiscal year 2016 budget.

The new budget includes money for new schools and raises for city employees, and doubles the funding for residential street and sidewalk improvements.

It allots $1 million for the creation of the first housing trust fund in the region. That will go toward affordable housing units for low-income residents. Another $500,000 will support recommendations from the city’s Poverty Commission, and additional money will go to citywide dredging and waterways, community centers and neighborhood parks.

The budget also raises the car registration fee by five dollars.

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