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Milford Mayor Seeks 2 Percent Budget Increase

The 2012-13 budget comes in at $100 million dollars for now.

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.”

More information about the school budget .

Blake expects funding from the state to remain consistent, so he does not anticipate using funds from Milford's reserve.

RONALD M GOLDWYN February 02, 2012 at 02:56 PM
A 2% increase? I thought Ben Blake ran for Mayor as the candidate who gave the city its first tax cut in over 20 years. What happened to that campaign promise to cut taxes? I quess the honeymoon is over. Just promise anything until the election is over. All Republicans ran with the same promise to hold the line on taxes, I guess the winner was the candidate who could tell the biggest whopper. Turning down the thermostats was a good idea, what other ideas were received at the Mayor's private email address during his run for office?
DW February 02, 2012 at 05:54 PM
A Democrat that raises taxes. I'm shocked. Just wait until the new mil rates come out after the re-assessments, folks. Then you'll wonder what you were thinking....
Rocco Frank Milford Independents February 03, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Smaller Government and not a policy of letting Five people earn over a Million dollars is the answer. In Bell California they started puting Kleptocrats in jail when it was discovered they were earning $300,000.00 each a year. We will be there soon I just hope someone notices that our cities double dippers are earning more than Doctors, Surgeons and Lawyers.
arkay February 16, 2012 at 06:12 AM
What's with the new assessments being higher than the 2006/2007 numbers at the height of the real estate boom?

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