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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham City Council voted on a $305.9 million fiscal year 2022 budget on June 15, but as of today, June 28, at 2:45 p.m., Mayor Yvonne Spicer had not signed the budget, according to the Spicer administration spokesperson Kelly McFalls.

The new fiscal year begins on July 1.

“The Council made changes. The Council submitted a revised order for the budget (capital and operating) which was timestamped at 1:22 p.m. Friday, June 25,” also said McFalls to the digital news outlet.

SOURCE emailed the City Council Chair George P. King. Jr. and the finance subcommittee chair Adam Steiner for comment on the revised budget order, but received no response as of the posting of this report.

The Mayor does not have a line item veto on the budget submitted by the Council, said City Council King to SOURCE last week.

On June 21, McFalls told the news outlet “I now understand it (budget) was timestamped on the afternoon of Thursday, June 17, after the CFO reviewed it with the City Council exec admin. The Mayor is reviewing it now with the CFO and the City Solicitor. She will sign it once the accuracy is confirmed.”

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The 11-member Council’s voted budget has no tax levy increase.

Councilors reduced the Mayor Yvonne Spicer’s original budget submission by $1.5 million, including eliminating the salary for the City’s Planning and Community Development Director Kevin Shea in an 8-3 vote.

Spicer had proposed a $307.4 million budget, which included a 2.5% tax levy increase. If approved the average single-family homeowner would have paid about $250 more a year in taxes under the proposed Spicer administration budget.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.