Monday, June 19, 2017
This evening the Springfield City Council cast a unanimous 11-0 vote (Councilors Timothy Allen & Melvin Edwards absent) in favor of Mayor Sarno's FY 2018 budget recommendation. The budget totals $628.8 million and reflects the third consecutive year in which it was balanced without the use of stabilization reserve funds, and allows less than a 2.0% increase over last year's budget. This budget targets the Sarno Administration's core mission with a continued focus on public education, and providing funding for improved economic development, public safety, and community services for the residents of Springfield.
Read his budget message here, submitted to the City Council on May 8, 2017: www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php