Columbus City Council is expected to pass the largest operating budget in city history this evening, with over $1 billion slated for local offices and agencies.
Flashback: Mayor Andrew Ginther's spending proposals include $354 million for the police department to help offset personnel turnover and millions more for affordable housing, job training and immigrant services.
There's also $16 million set aside for purchasing 44 new garbage trucks to meet the demand of Columbus' growing work-from-home population.
The latest: Council members made few changes to Ginther's operating budget, which was first proposed in December.
Amendments include more funding to support minority-owned businesses, pre-K education and public health initiatives for mothers.