Hartford Mayor Pedro presented his budget today/yesterday for the year that starts this July. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Segarra says the task in front of city leaders is unprecedented.
Thanks in large part to changes in property values, or reval, the city was facing a more than $54 million dollar deficit for next year. In a budget of about $540 million, that’s ten percent, and it’s not normal.
"I can tell you that no year compares to this year by way of the challenges that we had to meet given the significant loss of tax revenue as a result of the reval."