FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham City Council’s finance subcommittee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 14 on Mayor Yvonne Spicer’s proposed $296 million budget.
The hearing will be held at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 14, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Blumer Community room in the Memorial Building.
The Mayor is proposing a $296.4 million budget for the fiscal year, which begins on July 1.
The proposed $296,404,258 million is an increase of $11.6 million or 4% over the current fiscal budget.
The Mayor is recommending a 3.65% increase for the Framingham Public School District.
This is lower than Superintendent Bob Tremblay’s proposed 5.66% increase and the Framingham School Committee’s vote for a 4.57% school budget increase.
Superintendent Bob Tremblay said he needs a minimum of 3.75% increase, at the last School Committee meeting.
The Mayor’s 3.65% proposed school increase is up from her previous mentions of a 2.0% and a 3.1% increase for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Mayor is also requesting two additional DPW workers in her budget to deal with a stormwater mandate.
Mayor Spicer would also like to hire a diversity & inclusion officer at $115,000 a year for her office. The diversity & inclusion officers would be for the municipal side fo government only.
The public is invited to attend the public hearing and speak on any aspect of the budget.
SOURCE updated the report to reflect the 7 p.m. time, and the finance subcommittee holding the hearing.