What Shared Sacrifice with a $54 Million Deficit Looks Like

By , April 19, 2012 6:13 am

“Throughout this process,” Mayor Segarra said, “it became clear that in order to move Hartford forward, we must focus on the priorities of the people who live, work and visit Hartford.”

Those priorities seem to include pay raises for Segarra and his chief of staff, corporation counsel, and the chief operation officer while there is a projected $54.4 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2012-13. 

To see where the money is going, check out the budget summary posted by the City of Hartford. While the budget for education will remain steady, it makes up 52% of the total general fund expenditures.

City Council has until May 31st to adopt Mayor Segarra’s proposed budget. In the next few weeks, residents can let the City Council know what they think about where the money is slated to go. A public hearing on the budget will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 5 p.m. in Bulkeley High School.  Anybody can speak if they sign up early.

One Response to “What Shared Sacrifice with a $54 Million Deficit Looks Like”

  1. lobonick says:

    hartford’s financial budget is where all the action in the city will be. for a city of 123,000 people (re: approximately), hartford spends a lot of money. one issue is within the budget is that the jobs related to the city of hartford should go to people that “live” in hartford. there are excellent well paying jobs that relate to the city of hartford. should you live in hartford in order to get one ? with the city of hartford spending so much money within its budget on various things, who exactly are the people or companies that are receiving this money ? what is there attachment or link to hartford itself ? logic would dictate that Hartford (or any city) that millions of dollars would have a better impact if linked in a more direct fashion to the city itself.

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