Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council. Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan includes monies for Beacon Hill.
The five year capital plan, which will span from FY15 to FY19, has an underlying framework for the strategic use of infrastructure to promote economic development, neighborhood vitality, quality education, health care, and public safety; comprehensive planning to lay the foundation for future growth; and effective government management to deliver necessary municipal services efficiently.
The Boston Common -Parkman Plaza will get $3.5 million for the renovation of Parkman Plaza outside of the Visitor Information Center in the Boston Common.
The Boston Common will get another $1,589,000 to improve paths, paving, and associated infrastructure.
The Frog Pond will get $100,000 for a study to evaluate the mechanical systems at the pond.
The Public Garden Lagoon will get $1,085,438 to repair and backfill missing, destroyed, and leaking granite coping surrounding the lagoon.
Finally, the Public Garden will get $700,000 to repair and upgrade existing pathways.
“While this budget reflects my own priorities, it also reflects the priorities of the people of Boston,” said Walsh. “Since January, we have listened to voices from all across this great city, and we have learned about people’s needs, ideas, and hopes for the future. This budget is balanced, smart, and invests in the people of this city. It invests in our children; in opportunity, in well being, and in our neighborhoods. I want to thank everyone who has worked on this budget; this is a budget that combines deep experience with innovative ideas to produce an ambitious vision for Boston.”