NAPERVILLE, IL — At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Naperville unanimously approved a $24.9 million budget cut that comes with putting several capital projects on hold. The shift comes as the ongoing new coronavirus crisis has left a financial impact on the city, especially when it comes to sales tax revenue, City Manager Doug Krieger said at the meeting.

Among the deferred projects, which Krieger said were tabled for a number of reasons, is the city’s downtown streetscape improvement plan. “There is not a single reason for all of these defferals, but a number of different reasons,” Krieger said at the city council meeting.

“This year’s capital plan is running about $20 million higher than our typical capital plan would and staff is comfortable with all of these recommendations for this budget amendment,”Krieger remarked.

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