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Byline: Ed Asher EASHER@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3602
Mayor Martin Chavez is proposing increases in funding for public works, the bus system, parks and animal shelters in his budget for the new fiscal year.
Overall, Chavez has proposed a $403.7 million budget for fiscal year 2005, a 13 percent increase compared with this year. Police, fire and corrections would see the largest increases, thanks largely to a 1/4-cent tax for public safety approved by voters in October.
The Public Works Department would also see a large increase, from $32.9 million to $38 million.
One reason for the hike Chavez wants to increase street sweeping by 40 percent, and …