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Mayor Baldelli-Hunt Submits Fiscal Year 2024 Budget to City Council With No Property Tax Rate Increases

WOONSOCKET, R.I.: Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt on May 11, 2023, submitted to the City Council the proposed budget for the City of Woonsocket for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2024. The budget recommends no increases to the Citys current property tax rates, and again reflects the States complete phase out of the motor vehicle tax.

Mayor Baldelli-Hunt stated, "This budget with no increases to our property tax rates recognizes that our residents may have had their purchasing power and savings eaten-up by inflation, and that many are still recovering financially from the pandemic. To not raise property tax rates this year, my finance team, headed by Director Cindy Johnston, and I had to make tough choices in cutting back on requested departmental expenditures and projects."

The Mayor added, "I look forward to working with our City Council in the coming weeks to pass this proposed budget, and keep the City moving in a positive direction."

A date for a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget will be determined during the City Council Meeting on May 15th. The public hearing will give residents the opportunity to offer their opinions on the budget, and suggest changes.