Haverhill city councilors Tuesday are expected to hear Mayor James J. Fiorentini discuss highlights of a his proposed city budget for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.
Fiorentini is scheduled to address the council at the start of tonight’s regular session as he presents a budget plan and upcoming review sessions by the council. According to Fiorentini, the new budget plan will add money for, among other things, public education, including a pilot tutoring program and summer school programs to improve school performance. It would also spend more money to “patch and improve sidewalks.”
“FY 16 budget will add $$ to public education, add one cop, improve playgrounds and save for tomorrow,” Fiorentini said in online posts. “The budget increases the amount to patch and improve sidewalks, but millions and millions more is needed.” Fiorentini noted street paving projects would begin “in a week or two,” but “roads are a separate budget, will introduce shortly.”
A specific city budget total has yet to be revealed, but school spending will increase to $70 million next year under a budget plan passed last Thursday by the Haverhilll school committee.
The Haverhill city council meets at 7 p.m., tonight, in council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.