City Hall puts on the squeeze

The operative word is “No,” as in “no raises, no new services and no new positions” in the proposed $839.6 million city budget for next year, which projects a mere 0.5 percent increase in revenues.

Budget Director Craig Freeman says that all city departments except police and fire were asked to submit budgets 1.5 percent below last year’s. (Unlike some places I could name, we don’t cut public-safety personnel in an effort to scare up tax revenues.)

You can download the entire 660-page Budget Book (12 MB pdf file) here.

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