SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield City Council canceled Tuesday night’s budget hearing on the Fiscal 2017 budget. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said the City Council has had nearly a month to review the $616-million budget.
22News contacted City Councilor Tim Allen who said he and several other counselors are concerned about funding for City pensions. He said the budget needs to be updated, and they’ll be crunching numbers with the finance committee.
No word yet when the budget vote will take place.
Below is the Mayor’s statement on the budget meeting being cancelled Tuesday:
Unfortunately, the City Council has decided to cancel their scheduled meeting for tonight, May 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. on our City Administration’s final FY 2017 proposed budget vote. Though, we are proud and know that we’ve put forth a very sound and fiscally solid budget that moves our Springfield forward on all fronts, they are contemplating possible cuts to the budget.
The City Council has received the budget earlier than ever and has had nearly a month to review it. With that, I thank you all for your continued and dedicated efforts. I hope I can once again count on your support and attendance, when the Council does see fit to reschedule their meeting. Continued success and God Bless.