City Budget to Be Presented to Businesses, Neighborhoods This Week

How will the City of Covington's proposed budget plan for next year affect businesses? That's the topic of a discussion hosted by the Covington Business Council (CBC) on Tuesday, two weeks after City Manager Larry Klein presented the proposed budget to the city commission. The plan said that Covington is in an historic position to write its own future and received applause from most people in attendance.

Klein will be part of the discussion with the CBC (June 4 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Artisan Enterprise Center at 27 West Seventh Street).

The budget plan calls for additional hires in the police and fire departments, more than $50 million in infrastructure repairs over the next five years with a focus on sidewalk maintenance and creating a larger reserve fund
 
The budget plan still faces a vote by the city commission. A first reading of the ordinance will be read at the next meeting on June 11. A final vote would likely happen on June 25 or in a special meeting on June 27, if necessary.
 
Admission to the June 4 event is free and the CBC encourages all businesses to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve a spot by emailing [email protected] or call 859-431-1500 (extension 2).
 
Klein will also present the budget plan on Thursday, June 6 at the Center for Great Neighborhoods (1650 Russell Street) at 7:00 p.m.