Proposed 2019 Rome budget includes no tax increase

Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo presented her proposed 2019 budget to the city's common council at a special meeting Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 10:48 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2018 11:55 PM

ROME -- Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo presented her proposed 2019 budget to the city's common council at a special meeting Wednesday.

The proposed 2019 budget for the City of Rome includes a zero percent tax increase for residents, and a .04 decrease in the tax levy for inside district residents.

Mayor Izzo also presented a proposed capital spending plan along with the budget. That plan will be used to budget requests from different departments within the city, such as the fire department, police department, Dept. of public works, as well as many others.

The proposed budget accounts for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The City of Rome is responsible for design and engineering costs of the project.

The common council will be reviewing the proposed budget over the next month, and meeting with city department heads to go over their financial requests within the budget. The council will meet at the end of next month to either accept, or reject the proposed budget.

“The administration has been extremely responsible in budgeting and planning for the future,” Mayor Izzo said. “Overall, we were able to achieve quite a bit in this budget, as well as in the capital spending plan, and that'll keep the city moving forward.”

There will be a public hearing at Rome City Hall on October 15th that will allow the public to have an input in the 2019 budget. That public hearing will be at 6:45 p.m.

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