It is once again time for the City Council to adopt an annual budget – a document that may seem abstract to many, but has real, everyday consequences for each and every resident of our City.
This year I’m gravely concerned because despite my warnings last year, the ill-advised decision to use one-time revenue from the sale proceeds of a City property, the Liberty School, to plug a budget hole has come back to haunt us.
Unless the City Council takes immediate action to cut spending, residents could be facing a nearly unprecedented 7.5 percent hike in property taxes.
To me this is simply unacceptable so I sent a letter to each Council member…
The Planning Board adopts a municipal master plan, approves specific site plans, and grants variances.
The Northern Branch Light Rail project proposes to extend passenger rail service to Englewood Hospital with two other station stops in Englewood.
The Englewood Environmental Commission is charged with the protection, development of natural resources in the City.
The Library Board of Trustees determines and adopts policies to govern the operation and program of the public library.
The mission of the Englewood Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the City of Englewood.
The objective of the Task Force is to chart a new course for the Englewood Arena through a broad, community driven solution designed to benefit Englewood’s children.
The Board of Education is the ultimate and final authority over the schools in our City.