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Mayor Brown unveiling 2015 capital budget plan

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is set to release his 2015 Capital Budget Monday. The mayor's plan amounts to $26 million and is said to include funding for major infrastructure improvements, public safety, cultural organizations, arts, libraries and parks.

Mayor Brown will unveil his 2015 Capital Budget at the former Central Park Plaza in the Highland Park area of the city, where funding is being proposed for major infrastructure improvements. 

The mayor's plan also includes money for significant upgrades for Schiller Park and LaSalle Park, according to a report in The Buffalo News.

The report also indicates the budget plan proposes $2.1 million to purchase two pumpers and one ladder truck for the Buffalo Fire Department, $500,000 for renovations at Coca-Cola field as well as funding for various cultural and arts organizations including the Buffalo Zoo and libraries. 

The mayor's capital budget will be introduced to the Buffalo Common Council on Wednesday. Lawmakers have until December 15 to approve the proposal.