Mayor Ben Blake's first budget proposal since taking office is in, and he's hoping for 2 percent increase in the 2012-13 budget. The total cost would be $100 million.
“I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish and I commend our City Department Heads for their commitment to the process and for their help in crafting this budget," Blake said in a statement. "Our City Departments rose to the challenge of streamlining operations and driving costs down. I also want to recognize the good work done by the Board of Education, as they were able to keep costs in check and deliver an unprecedented 1.6 percent proposed increase.”
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Blake expects funding from the state to remain consistent, so he does not anticipate using funds from Milford's reserve.