Home stretch time for City Council action on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed city budget. See proposed spending plan here. See meeting schedule here that includes tonight’s public hearing on the Board of Education budget, 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
Most of the budget review is done at the committee level by Budget and Appropriations members Denese Taylor-Moye, Maria Viggiano, Jeanette Herron, Mary McBride-Lee, Tom McCarthy, Christina Smith and Nessah Smith. The mayor’s proposal calls for no tax increase but has some caveats regarding library and education spending.
Wednesday at 5:30 pm, the full council is expected to vote on the capital plan, in City Council Chambers.
Upcoming meetings by the budget committee with various departments, according to the budget hearing schedule, include:
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Registrar of Voters/Labor Relations/Civil Service/Benefits, Wheeler Rooms, City Hall.
Thursday 6 p.m. Chief Administrative Office, Office of Policy and Management general budget discussion, Wheeler Rooms, City Hall.
May 2, 6 p.m. City Attorney’s Office, Wheeler Rooms, City Hall.
May 3, 6 p.m., public hearing: city budget/general budget discussion–possible budget (committee) vote, City Council Chambers/Wheeler Rooms.
May 5, 9 a.m. general budget discussion (possible budget committee vote), Legislative Services Office: 999 Broad Street.
The full council vote on the budget will take place May 7 or 8. It then goes back to the mayor for possible veto action before returning to the full council and then the setting of the mil rate in June.