The Tallinn City Government announced that it will send the City Council a draft supplementary budget that expands expenses this year by 8 million euros. More than a quarter of the sum would be invested into a tennis club.
If approved, the revision would bring the total 2012 budget figure to 483 million euros, the city's press service said in a statement.
In its statement, the city said that the supplementary budget entails an extra 524,807 euros for repairs of schools and kindergartens - a 25 percent increase from the current budget - as well as 200,000 for development of the city's markets, 198,000 for major repairs to streets, 100,000 for a playground in the Lasnamäe suburb and 122,000 for completing the construction of the elephant house at the Tallinn Zoo.
When contacted by ERR News, the city's press office provided a copy of the draft, which shows 2,264,395 euros earmarked for investment into the Tondi Tennis Center and 500,000 euros for support of the municipal TV channel Tallinn TV.
The increased income would come mainly from an additional 3.2 million euros in tax revenue - a windfall from higher employment and salary raises - and an unexpected extra 3.4 million euros from land tax.