|So what gets build? (photo from the DCeye)|
(This document was created by DCBAC member Randall Myers and does not necessarily reflect the views of DCBAC).
The Mayor released his FY13 proposed budget Friday, March 23, 2012. This budget describes in detail the programmatic goals and projected spending for the budget year that begins October 1 and lasts through September 30, 2013. The Mayor transmitted his budget to the D.C. Council March 23, who then makes changes to the budget to augment or limit agencies, programs or activities. The budget is then sent to Congress who approves the budget and then sends it to the President who enacts it.
This document represents BAC's initial review of the budget. With regard to bicycling, the budget is not consolidated. The budget does not do a good job of specifying work that supports bicycling. The budget contains several programs and projects that contain the words bicycling but it only represents a small part. A conservative estimate suggests that the total budget is between $3.4 and $4.0 million for FY13. Most of this funding is supports the building of trails, pedestrian facilities, bicycling facilities, salaries, and certain operational costs.