PROJECTED STATE BUDGET MAY LEAVE BRIDGEPORT UP TO 27 MILLION DOLLARS LESS
from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, Rowena.White@Bridgeportct.gov
After discussions with other cities and towns and their OPM Finance Directors, the financial forecast for all municipalities is grim. Mayor Ganim is reviewing all City of Bridgeport departments, all city spending, and possible budget cuts to support expenditure savings. Everything is on the table for review including budget cuts on municipal projects, putting a hold on personnel increases, and the request for furloughs to offset various contractual salary increases. OPM and Finance have been directed to freeze discretionary spending and hiring as we await progress on the state budget.
“Regardless of what measures the city takes, it would be impossible to make up for this level of impact. It is my hope that the state is able to pass a budget that will continue to support the needs of Connecticut’s cities and towns,” said Mayor Ganim.
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