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Oklahoma City Council approves $1.25 billion budget

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Council approved a $1.25 billion budget Tuesday.

The budget is set for fiscal year 2015-16, which begins July 1.

The General Fund, which funds most day-to-day operations at the City, makes up about $426.5 million of the total, according to a news release from the city.

Fire, Utilities, and Public Works are other departments that will benefit significantly from the budget approval.

“With this budget we have tried to balance the fiscal realities of slower growth in the coming year with the need to increase services to meet growth in our population and higher expectations from citizens,” City Manager Jim Couch said.

Other highlights of the budget include street and drainage improvements, expanded EMBARK evening bus service, and more proactive code enforcement.

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