On Wednesday June 14, 2017 the City of Batavia will be applying for Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Competition.  Prior to submission the Batavia City Council and the City Manager’s Office want to hear from you.
 
The Governor’s DRI competition is in the second year.  The program funds communities to implement transformative projects in their downtown neighborhoods.  The goal is to create vibrant sustainable communities that are inclusive of all ages and socioeconomic situations.  Last year the City of Geneva was granted the top prize for the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Region (FLREDC), and this year Batavia hopes to bring home the prize. 
 
The email address $100MillionImAllIn@batavianewyork.com will be operational starting June 6th and serve as a general email address for citizens input on the direction of the city as it relates to economic development and planning in the City. 

 

City Manager Introduces 2017/18 Budget to City Council
 
On Monday, January 9, Batavia city management unveiled the FY 18 budget with an overview presentation to City Council.  For the first time, the budget is built around a single 5-year goal to realize $100 million of investment in the City in the next five years.  To put this in perspective, the City Manager said there had been almost this amount invested over the past decade, so management is actually suggesting the City DOUBLE its speed of investment.  The budget introduced four priorities to achieve that goal:  FOCUS on growth, Organizational Excellence, Neighborhood Investment and BIG Collaborative Projects.  
To see the City Manager's Budget Message, click here, and to
view the entire proposed budget, click here.  
 
The City invites feedback about the budget or anything else through its Facebook page.