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Finizio Releases Budget Figures Requested By Opponents

Mayor characterizes accusations of lack of transparency as "pure politics"

Describing complaints of lack of transparency as "pure politics," Mayor Daryl Finizio has released budget information requested by opponents of the city's $42,323,256 municipal budget for the 2013 fiscal year.

The information was released this afternoon, on the eve of a referendum vote on the budget. Voters will decide whether to uphold the budget as well as the tax rate, which was increased 7.5 percent from 25.31 to 27.22.

Finizio said the information, which has since been posted on the city website, was provided at the request of Councilor Adam Sprecace as well as Avner Gregory, a member of the group Lower Our Taxes. Finizio said the Finance Department, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"city-of-new-london-finance"} -->,

Emily Kendall September 18, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Citygirl, Well stated, We should outsource most of those jobs and save a ton of money. Then we will see how they like it. Even today there are non resident union leaders are at the polls supporting the yes vote. I do believe that whne these workers need the support of the taxpayers it will not be there for them. Outsource all their jobs!
David Irons September 18, 2012 at 02:12 PM
citygirl, they do love New London. They love New London for the check it writes them every week. They love NL for the benefits they could not get elsewhere. They love NL for the inflated wages they would not get for the same work anywhere else. They love NL for the voters who for years have elected and reelected politicians who give the unions whatever they ask for. Most of all, they love that they do not have to live in NL to collect all this..
Sue P. September 18, 2012 at 05:23 PM
For some reason I have city trucks driving by my house all day. I live on a side street that has no work on it. Could it be something I said or maybe I'm just being paranoid.
Brad L September 18, 2012 at 09:37 PM
In reading the New London Day today It was nice to see how Jane Glover the Mayor's chief administrative officer is totally concerned about the businesses in New London wanting to see a stable economy. I find it kind of silly as a large percentage of business owners don't even live in New London. Not to mention all the breaks they get from the city, tax breaks / abatement's. What do the residents of the city get? More taxes to pick up the difference so we have a so called balanced budget. I for one am tired of being robbed by Peter to pay Paul so the city can have spending sprees year after year. Well as far as I'm concerned the Buck stops here with the 2012-13 fiscal year budget. Maybe its time to start hiring some subcontractors for city work. Just think no elaborate retirement pensions, benefits cost would be eliminated. Family run businesses would get work and it might even help with the stabilization of the economy. Who knows!
Brad L September 18, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I agree 110%, Look at all the money that would be saved, by not having to pay out all of the benefits and elaborate pensions. Not to mention it would help not hurt the small business man/women in making an honest living.

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