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Economic Stimulus and the Triad

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I know most municipalities in the Triad have drawn up requests for the proposed Economic Stimulus plan that we all think President Obama will push thru..

This is what is posted on the City of Winston-Salem website for requests:

Project Title

City Need Category

Project Planning Document

Year 1+2 Spend Amount

Potential Year 1&2 Jobs Created

Projects ready for immediate expenditure

Clemmonsville Extension

Transportation

CIP

$14,000,000

60

Martin Luther King Jr Drive Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety

Transportation

CIP

$500,000

10

Old Salem Sidewalks Repair, Streetlight Upgrades and Tree Replacement Project

Transportation

CIP

$750,000

20

Peace Haven and US 421 Interchange Improvements

Transportation

TIP

$15,000,000

75

Resurfacing of Streets

Transportation

CIP

$14,000,000

60

Roadway projects supplemented by local bonds

Transportation

CIP

$12,000,000

120

Sidewalk Construction

Transportation

CIP

$3,000,000

80

Two Way of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Streets

Transportation

CIP

$800,000

30

PTRP Infrastructure

Development

CIP

$26,200,000

300

Storm Drainage Projects

Public Health

CIP

$3,000,000

80

City Yard Relocation and Redevelopment

Development

CIP

$8,000,000

80

Civic Plaza

Development

CIP

$3,000,000

30

Business 40 Lighting Replacement

Transportation

CIP

$3,000,000

20

25 Additional School Resource Officers

Police

Operations Budget

$2,500,000

25

Crime Lab/Forensics Equipment

Police

CIP

$350,000

0

Fire Apparatus Replacement

Fire

CIP

$1,200,000

0

Fire Station 19

Fire

CIP

$3,000,000

25

Fire Station 21

Fire

CIP

$2,000,000

25

Fire Station 22

Fire

CIP

$1,000,000

25

Mobile Command Post (for police and fire)

Police

CIP

$500,000

0

Police Officers

Police

Operations Budget

$5,800,000

66

Public Safety Training and Evidence Storage Facility

Police

CIP

$30,000,000

40

Reentry Job Corp. for Graffiti Removal and City Parks and Public Space Maintenance

Property Management

Operations Budget

$400,000

20

Tasers for Law Enforcement Officers

Police

Operations Budget

$500,000

0

Youth Gang Prevention Education Materials

Police

Operations Budget

$250,000

0

Fixed Route and Paratransit Buses

Transportation

CIP

$7,100,000

0

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I find it funny that the city isn't requesting any money for upgrading 52 or building the beltway. They make such a stink about it when it gets delayed, yet they don't add it to their wishlist? :huh:

By the way, where does University Parkway need to be widened?

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While I doubt we'll get all $584+ million dollars worth, I hope we get quite a bit of this. Especially Civic Plaza, Union Station, and the Streetcar.

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How does this compare to the stimulus recently announced by former Gov. Easley. The state was going to speed up projects totaling $700 million and that was estimated to create 20,000+ jobs. Why is Winston's number so much lower. I have a feeling I won't be the only one to ask that question.

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One of the first stimulus projects in the state is underway in King, the widening of Main St bridge over US 52 to 4 lanes and a new interchange.

I need to follow up on what else has been spent and requested...

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The Winston-Salem Police Dept is getting $3.9 million dollars in funding for 25 new police officers. The money will cover their salaries for 3 years. The city had request $16 milion dollars. 50 agencies in NC received funds from this program. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was the only agency to get more money than W-S, receiving $8.5 million. Lexington is receiving $145,005 and Mt. Airy is receiving $257,598.

The Forsyth Sheriff's Dept was turned down for their request. I don't know of other Triad area agencies that applied.

WSJ article about stimulus for COPS

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