STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford residents will have an opportunity to tell local officials what they think of the mayor’s proposed spending plan Tuesday night.
Mayor Michael Pavia, who is in the last year of his term and has announced he won’t run for re-election, proposed a budget increase of $16 million, or 4.8 percent from this year to $495.8 million total. The average mill rate would increase from 17.79 mills to 24.08 mills. Layoffs would be needed to keep the rate closer this year's amount, Pavia said.
The Board of Finance and Fiscal Committee of the Board of Representatives will hold a joint public hearing at Westhill High School, 250 Roxbury Road, beginning at 6:15 p.m.
The Board of Finance will see the spending plan first and will only be able to cut it. The finance board sends it to the Board of Representatives for potential cuts and final approval. Neither board can add to the plan at this point.
View the full proposed spending plan here.