After adding $92,000 to a $300,000 grant for the Public Corporation for the Arts, the City Council approved with little discussion a $1.2-billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The 1986-87 budget, which includes $337 million for capital improvements, will put 41 more police officers in uniform, boost health and human services and return city-supervised recreational activities to 1978 levels.
Despite sharp cuts in federal grants and oil revenues, the fiscal plan increases spending in nearly all areas of public service. It includes a $21.4-million, or 11.8%, boost in the $202.2-million portion of the budget over which the City Council has direct control.
To provide the increases, however, the city will spend most of the $28.7-million budget surplus it has accumulated over the last several years, said City Manager John Dever, who presented the document to the council.