Two weeks into a new mayoralty, Joe Ganim’s administration is trying to get its arms around an inherited budget deficit, a declaration financial chiefs shared Monday night with the budget committee of the City Council. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more:
Last month the outgoing administration allegedly spent nearly $706,000 on golf cars and other improvements at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. New Mayor Joseph Ganim’s lieutenants tossed that number and some other hefty figures out to members of the City Council Monday.
It was the equivalent of yelling “fore!” on the golf course. But rather than warning of incoming balls they were warning of what they claim to be a mounting budget deficit approaching at least $10 million.
“We are facing what we believe is a significant financial challenge,” said Kenneth Flatto, the ex-Fairfield selectman whom Ganim has hired as his finance director.
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