Mayor Lovely A. Warren today read her 2019-2020 operating budget. Her proposed budget will invest in programs that close the income gap while creating new efficiencies that will protect taxpayers in the long-term. Despite facing significant fiscal challenges, the city will not be asking this community for one dollar more in property taxes. This means her proposed budget is balanced and does not increase the property tax levy.
Watch what Mayor Lovely A. Warren said during her Proposed 2019-2020 Budget.
The 2019-20 spending plan is $552 million–is an increase of 1.8 percent from the prior year is in line with inflation. This proposed amount includes investments in infrastructure, public safety, job creation, and services for our children and families. It comprises a capital investment of more than $65 million and funds the Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan, unveiled yesterday.
Watch Chris Wagner, the Budget director as he presented Proposed 2019-2020 Budget.