UPDATED: Council Holding Public Hearing on Mayor Spicer’s Proposed $296 Million Budget Tuesday

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.

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SOURCE updated the report to reflect the 7 p.m. time, and the finance subcommittee holding the hearing.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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