Sound and Sustainable City Budgets

FY07 Municipal Tax Rate = .67; FY08 Municipal Tax Rate = .67; FY09 Municipal Tax Rate = .67

FY07 Municipal Tax Rate = .67; FY08 Municipal Tax Rate = .67; FY09 Municipal Tax Rate = .67

As Mayor, Bob:

  • Did not raise municipal taxes for the past two city budget years, while maintaining essential services for streets and sidewalks, snow removal, Fire and Police Services, and Parks & Recreation
  • Restored the City’s financial health and increased the City’s financial reserves
  • Implemented new risk management and employee wellness programs and competitively bid the City’s Heath and Workers Compensation and liability insurances, saving $1 million
  • Limited growth in operating expenses to less than the rate of inflation
  • Proactively addressed the City’s pension fund issues
  • Maintained the City’s high bond rating despite financial challenges
  • Negotiated groundbreaking “fee for service” agreements with UVM and Champlain College, resulting in a fairer arrangement which reduces the burden on taxpayers

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