COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Changes are underway for the Linden community if the mayor gets his way.
If Columbus City Council approves the proposed budget, Mayor Ginther says his priority is to support the Department of Neighborhoods with 11 million dollars.
Carla Williams-Scott with the Department of Neighborhoods says the department is working to make some changes in the city.
“We are using part of the money for comprehensive safety strategy that we are doing in Linden. We are looking at areas where we would need additional lighting,” said Scott.
Its all in an effort to keep residents safe. She says new programs are on the horizon.
“We also will be doing some programming with the schools in Linden and with the neighborhoods. I think this year, we will also be looking at a neighborhood leaders academy with our partners at United Way,” said Scott.