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News and Press Releases Thursday, August 27, 2020

Commission Votes to Approve FY2021 Budget

The ACHD Commission voted four-to-one to approve the adoption of the proposed FY2021 budget during the public hearing on Wednesday, August 26th. In light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community, the Commission elected not to take an increase in the property tax certification (which is an allowable three percent each year) or take the new construction roll (growth). The Commission also elected to bypass foregone taxes.

"I commend our ACHD staff for all of the hard work that went into this budget," said ACHD Commission President Mary May. "We take great care to balance the needs of our community with the realities of available funding and meeting our budgetary priorities. Staff consistently answers the call, year after year, to provide a comprehensive budget for the entire District."

This approved budget of $135.7 million for fiscal year 2021 includes projects to increase safety and mobility and provides for the maintenance and operation of Ada County's roads, sidewalks, traffic signals, bike lanes and related infrastructure. The approved budget includes a $70.2 million capital program including:

  • Improving Maple Grove Road between Victory Road and Overland Road
  • Revamping Eagle Road between Amity Road and Victory Road
  • A new Ten Mile Road and Amity Road intersection
  • Enhanced pedestrian facilities: Improving curbs, ramps and sidewalks for persons with disabilities in high priority neighborhoods identified through ACHD's recent Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Update.

 

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