Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday is expected to submit his budget proposal to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1. It will be referred to the Budget & Appropriations Committee for review and action. Ganim is running for governor so a tax increase would undercut a fiscal message on the campaign trail. Look for no increase. Following his election in 2015, Ganim’s first budget in a revaluation year was a mixed bag with some neighborhoods hard hit while others stayed the same or received a modest cut. Last year he did not raise taxes.
These budget proposals are not how they start but how they finish following the council’s review. Most of the action occurs at the committee level. The budget committee consists of Denese Taylor-Moye, Maria Viggiano, Jeanette Herron, Mary McBride-Lee, Tom McCarthy, Christina Smith and Nessah Smith. Taylor-Moye and Viggiano are the co-chairs.
Also on the agenda:
Resolution presented by Council Member(s) Martinez & Co-Sponsor(s): Brown, Langan, Newton, Roman-Christy, Spain & Herron re: Proposed resolution regarding 180 Day Moratorium on WPCA Foreclosures, referred to Ordinance Committee.
Full agenda here.