In response to the coronavirus’ effect on the local economy, the Dubuque City Council Monday night unanimously voted to cut nearly 12.3 million dollars for the 2020 fiscal year, which ends June 30th. The budget amendment reflects savings of completed or canceled projects to help with the financial impact of COVID-19, which is unknown and unprecedented, according to Jennifer Larson, Director of Finance and Budget. Among the cuts approved, airport apron paving, ambulance and fire truck replacement, Port of Dubuque parking lot, Excursion Boat dock, and street camera installation. Larson says capital projects are also included in the cuts. Larson says this is just the first phase of the budget cutting process. In other business, the council approved receiving and filing Request for Proposals for shelter staffing assistance for the COVID-19 City Isolation Shelter. The potential budget impact for these contract services is up to $50,000, which would be paid through Community Development Block Grant Funds.