The St. Bernard Parish Council has adopted an almost $58 million operating budget for 2015.
The council gave final approval to the spending plan this week.
The budget includes $25.2 million in spending from the parish’s general fund and $32.3 million from its special revenues fund, which includes money for services such as sanitation, public works and fire protection. That’s compared with $29.4 million in anticipated general fund revenue and $29.8 million in expected special revenue.
The 2015 budget forecasts about $12.8 million in sales tax collections.
It calls for spending almost $70 million on capital projects, with a majority of the money — $45.7 million — coming in federal disaster relief grants.
The council on Tuesday also introduced an ordinance that would name the parish’s courthouse in Chalmette after longtime District Attorney Jack Rowley, who died last month at age 83. That motion was introduced by council Chairman Guy McInnis.