TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor had her first budget approved unanimously Tuesday night.
- Tampa Mayor's budget approved
- $1 billion budget from Mayor Jane Castor proposed in August
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- City of Tampa budget explainer
The $1 billion budget received yes votes from all seven of the city council members.
In addition to body cams for police officers, the budget also will provide for additional affordable homes, wastewater improvements and climate studies. The budget focuses on programs aimed at transforming Tampa's neighborhoods, transportation, housing and jobs, according to the mayor's office.
Castor calls the the plan "Transforming Tampa's Tomorrow."
The $1 billion spending plan lists, among other things, five strategic goals.
1. Neighborhood empowerment: This includes neighborhood leadership development, modernizing city services and workforce development.
2. Transportation for Tampa's future: This includes improving public safety, expanding rail and improving public safety.
3. Housing Tampa can afford: Focuses here include smart growth, affordable housing down payment assistance and securing state and federal funding.
4. Sustainability and resilience for Tampa's future: This includes tackling stormwater management and sea level rise and developing a Tampa climate action plan.
5. Ensuring Tampa's financial stability. This includes enhancing small business enterprises, building and maintaining strong reserves and addressing the city's deferred maintenance and equipment backlog.