The month of May was filled with many meetings and presentations from various departments heads as part of reviewing Hartford's City Budget expenditures.
What was the budget process like?
The Mayor introduced a budget and Council members reviewed it and provided recommendations to assist in the budget process. Council heard from residents about suggestions of where money should be reallocated. Council then introduced a series of Resolutions (both financial and non-financial) to assist with the budget deficit.
Overall, the most emails and phone calls that Council received from constituents were about the funding for our library branches, the Animal Control Officer, Tree Trimmers, BOE and MECA. Thankfully, some of these cuts did not reach fruition, as was the case for the library branches. Other cuts were beyond City Council's ability to intervene because they had to do with direct union contracts.
The Final Budget- To hear more about the Final Approved Mayor's Budget on June 2nd, there will be a final budget presentation scheduled for anyone to attend.
Location: Hartford Public Library
Date: June 2nd, 2016