City councillors agree expenditure budget for 2022

Cork city councillors have agreed an expenditure budget of €240 million for 2022.

Parking charges are set to rise but commercial rates will remain unchanged.

The budget was passed by a 24-7 majority of councillors and is an increase of approximately €14 million in spending compared to 2021.

The budget for homeless services will be €4.5m, there’s an increase in the Capital Advance Leasing Facility/Mortgage to Rent of €3.9 million, an increase in funding for road resurfacing of €400,000 and a rise in payroll of €4.8m.

The Examiner reports the budget will see a cut to spending on footpath repairs, housing maintenance works, firefighting equipment and marketing of the city.

In July, councillors voted to increase the Local Adjustment Factor of Local Property Tax in the City by 9%.

Lord mayor Colm Kelleher told RedFM news welcomed the increase in the budget.

“Delighted that the budget is passed,  the largest budget in the history of Cork city.

“This budget enables Cork City Council not only to continue to deliver on essential services, but also build on progress that has been made in achieving its strategic goals, making Cork a better place to live, work and invest in.

“Much great work has been done in the life of this great council to date, and we have the opportunity to continue this momentum with an increase of €14m on last year’s budget.”


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