(May 31, 2013) – Today, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra made the following statement regarding the fiscal year 2013/14 adopted budget:
“All along I’ve fought for a budget that does not compromise public safety, does not hinder essential services and doesn’t increase taxes on residents and businesses. With Council’s support, we accomplished that today. This budget allows the Hartford Police Department to keep their new incoming class in 2014 and keep community policing intact. These efforts alone will ensure that Hartford remains a safe urban area."
"This budget also doesn't sacrifice the economic momentum we’ve achieved in the last few years; in fact, it makes new investments in critical business development areas and will provide us with new tools to promote job growth. I applaud all Council members for their leadership and look forward to working together to minimize the draw down on the fund balance and making the investments necessary drive our City forward."
“I want to be clear, there is still $3MM in employee concessions needed in order to have a balanced budget and the next year will be difficult. Constant review and analysis will be enforced to make sure we’re making the best decisions for the Capital City.”
For Immediate Release: May 31, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz