The budget can now be viewed online here. All the original budget requests from the various departments can be viewed here.
There are a few things in the budget that are worthy of note. Last year, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (BEA)--the mayor, the Council president, and the treasurer--raised the mayor's annual salary from $60,000 to $75,000. This year, they are recommending the salary of the mayor's aide be increased from $35,000 a year to $55,000.
The request for an $80,000 salary for Housing Justice Director Michelle Tullo survived the BEA review, but the request for $50,000 for the Housing Trust Fund did not. That amount was reduced by half to $25,000.
Also, only $250,000 has been budgeted for the Hudson Area Library, so if Proposition 2 passes tonight, the BEA will have to find an additional $100,000 somewhere to meet that obligation.
Thursday's special meeting will be a hybrid, taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join remotely.
A public hearing on the budget has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m., and a special meeting of the Common Council to vote on adopting the budget has been scheduled for Thursday, November 17, at 6:15 p.m.
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