For the City of Cincinnati, fiscal year 2015 ended with a surplus.
City Manager Harry Black is recommending spending just shy of $6 million of the budget surplus on fighting crime.
The City's General Fund ended fiscal year 2015 with an carryover amount of $19 million, compared against the original 2015 budget estimated at $3.9 million, an increase in fund balance of $15.9 million, according to a memo sent by Black.
The surplus is primarily the result of an increase of $11.8 million in one-time revenue and expenditure savings of $2.3 million, according to Black's memo. The fiscal year 2016 approved budget does not use any of the $19.0 million carryover balance, Black said.
Here is the breakdown of some of the recommendations of the City Manager's plan for $19 million surplus: