Columbus Budget Council Approves Budget, Contract With Former Member's Employer By Jim Letizia • Feb 9, 2016 columbus.gov Columbus City Council last night approved a 100 thousand dollar contract for St. Stephens Community House to fight infant mortality. Coleman Unveils 2016 Columbus Budget Proposal By Jim Letizia • Nov 13, 2015 City of Columbus Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's final budget proposal is the largest in the city's history. Columbus Budget Proposal Includes Funding For Needle Exchange Program By Jim Letizia • Nov 12, 2015 280 thousand dollars is being set aside in Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed 2016 Columbus budget for a needle exchange program and other efforts led by the AIDS Resource Center Ohio in the Short North to fight the ongoing heroin overdose epidemic. Council Amends, Approves 2015 Columbus Budget By Jim Letizia • Feb 10, 2015 Mike Foley, WCBE Columbus City Council last night approved an 813.9 million dollar municipal budget for this year. City On Track To End The Year With Budget Surplus By Jim Letizia • Sep 20, 2013 Columbus Finance Director Paul Rakosky says the city is on track to end the year with a 20 million dollar surplus in it's general fund budget. Council Roundup By Jim Letizia • Feb 5, 2013 Columbus City Council last night approved the new city budget.