By Jamal Melancon
City Park’s capital expenditures have reduced by nearly $300,000 this year, though officials are still fighting to get state and city funding after denial from the City Planning Commission.
Capital expenditures decreased from $840,000 to $550,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, according to the park’s monthly budget statement. The $550,000 is allocated for capital improvement projects.
Bob Becker, City Park CEO, said there is still not enough funding for emergencies like water leaks and utilities improvements for a facility operating at City Park’s large and complex size. The park is almost entirely self funded and is entering its eighth year in a row receiving no general state funding, Becker said.