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Mayor Sarno Continues FY23 Budget Hearings

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, Deputy CAFO Lindsay Hackett, Budget/Grants Director Melanie Acobe and Chief of Staff Tom Ashe held Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget hearings today as the Office of Health and Human Services, TJO Animal Control, Department of Elder Affairs, Library and Veterans Services presented their budget request. Throughout the budget hearings, City Department Heads will be presenting their FY23 budget requests and will respond to questions from Mayor Sarno and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Mayor Sarno said, “As always, we are doing our due diligence and will be prepared to deal with ‘The ebb and flow’ of our local, state and national economic landscape. I am very proud of our fiscal management and the award winning finance team under the leadership of CAFO TJ Plante.  Even as we continue to move our Springfield forward out of this COVID-19 pandemic, we have maintained the highest bond ratings in our City’s history and have a strong and healthy reserve.  My Administration will continue to provide leadership for an efficient, effective, strategic and compassionate way to assure that city services continue to be provided for our residents and business community.”

T.J. Plante stated, “As we kick off our FY23 budget process, our goal is to maintain core services with an eye on fiscal sustainability. I look forward to working with the Mayor and department heads to craft a thoughtful budget that lives within our means and doesn’t mortgage the future.”

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