Hartford hosts final public hearing to discuss city budget
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Hartford residents will get a last chance to weigh in on the city’s budget for next year.
Mayor Luke Bronin has already shared some details, and the city is expected to need more than $600 million.
The property tax is expected to remain at current rates while expanding the senior citizen tax credit by $250.
The budget also includes more staffing for housing inspections, 911 dispatch, and the fire marshal’s office.
The mayor also intends to expand service hours at recreation centers and libraries.
Residents will have the chance to ask how the city intends to pay for the changes.
The proposed changes will be paid for through interest, permitting activity, and parking fees, according to Bronin.
The budget is not final until it is approved by Hartford City Council next month.
Residents can voice their opinions during the hearing Thursday at 6 p.m.
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