Pay more taxes or pay less? A public hearing will take place Tuesday 6 p.m. before the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee in the City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace regarding Mayor Bill Finch’s $520 spending plan for the budget year starting July 1. If you support a tax increase here’s your chance to step up and say we want to pay more. If you’re tired of paying more, you can protest a tax hike to the city’s budget and legislative body.
This is your last chance to speak for or against the budget. The full council is expected to vote on the budget within the next week. The budget then goes back to the mayor for possible veto action until the council sets the mil rate in June. This is an election year for the council and what the all-Democratic body does will decide how many primary opponents will surface in September as well as contests in the November general election from Republicans, petitioning candidates and Working Families Party members.