The Wheat Ridge City Council announced the passage of the City of Wheat Ridge’s Fiscal Year ‘23 budget. The 8-0 vote leveraged the city’s strong financial position to invest in capital improvement projects, open spaces, and the city workforce. The 2023 budget reflects the City Council’s key priorities outlined in the City Council’s strategic plan. Major highlights include $20.9 million to finalize the first phase of the Improve Wadsworth project, which includes public art, $1.5 million for bike and pedestrian improvements along 35th Avenue, and over seven million dollars in parks and recreation facilities improvements.
"Passing this budget is a huge win for Wheat Ridge and will allow us to continue moving our city forward towards a better, more vibrant future," said Council Member Rachel Hultin. “I’m especially thankful to administration for earmarking $50,000 of the proposed Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan funds, for traffic management projects in school areas. This is important considering the consolidation of our local schools."
With the support of the entire City Council, the newly adopted budget will go into effect on January 1, 2023.
To review the full budget please visit the city budget page.