The council approved a $4 million increase to the Savannah Police Department budget for 2021, making the total budget $66 million.
The new system makes city service requests more convenient, efficient and customer-focused than they have ever been in Savannah’s history.
Longtime residents say this work "gives the street a whole new feel and an entirely new look."
Through the City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program, What Works Cities will support mayors, chief financial officers, and budget directors to use data-driven best practices as they continue to manage their pandemic responses.
Savannah is one of only four communities in the state to receive this recognition from Georgia Tech this year.
The group will investigate and develop an action plan for affordable housing in Savannah – housing that can be attainable for the average Savannahian for less than 30 percent of gross household income.