York Mayor Kim Bracey plans to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday to announce the proposed York city budget.
The event will be held in council chambers at city hall, 101 S. George St.
And if the build-up to this year’s budget was any indication, likely there will be plenty to talk about.
York officials said early on, during a week of budget talks in early October, there would likely be no tax increase this year. Citizens just absorbed a pretty big rate jump last year, they said, and this isn’t the time to pile on.
Officials cited an influx of funds from past sewer bills, and several other financial factors that should allow them to hold the line this year.
We’ll see, tomorrow, if that’s the official proposal.
From there, by the the way, the city council will have time to mull the proposal, and we’ll see what kind of back-and-forth ensues.
Last year, you might recall, the negotiations went down to the final day of the year, before the budget was approved just in advance of a government shutdown.
City officials have said such drama is not likely this year, either.
Officials have said a lot, actually, especially over that week of public hearings I mentioned. Check it out.
And check back tomorrow, for what they’re saying now. — Tim S.