Public safety is priority number one in the Spokane mayor's 2014 budget.
On Monday night in the annual State of Conditions and Affairs address, Mayor David Condon presented his line-item budget to Spokane City Council.
"You have told us your priorities include safe neighborhoods, dependable emergency response and sound streets, that is what the 2014 budget I am delivering tonight is all about," Condon said.
The proposed budget would add 25 police officers and restore fire service to station nine. Last year's budget cut firefighting capabilities from the South Hill station, leaving many people outraged.
"We made that coverage to fire, no cuts to fire, and also an investment to 4 firefighters to make sure we have that fire coverage," Condon said.
The proposed budget also calls for more money to go to street maintenance but there are about $4-Million in cuts.
"A lot of them had to do with overhead. We had positions in IT or finance, we had other positions and cuts throughout the organizations that didn't affect services to citizens," Condon said.
The budget is now in Spokane City Council's hands. They have until the end of the year to pass a balanced budget.