Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Text of the Mayor's statement read to the council last night.
On Tuesday night, Mayor Richard Howard presented his proposed budget for fiscal 2012 to the City Council. In so doing, he gave his yearly budget message. In the statement, the mayor outlned the several factor that went into writing his final budget for the city, including changes to city worker healthcare, increased revenue and cuts in state aid. Click on the attached PDF above to read Howard's budget address in full. Click here to read a story about the budget, which includes a summary of the changes made in city financing. Click here for Howard's budget summary.
The following is the city's budget summary for fiscal 2012.
The above document is the fiscal 2012 budget summary provided to the public last night by Mayor Richard Howard's office. A link to the city's full budget will appear on the city's website later today. Click here for an article about last night's budget presentation at the City Council Meeting. Click here for the text of Howard's address to the council.
Five things to get your Wednesday working.
Today is Wednesday, June 1. Here are five things you need to know: Hot and humid: Today is the heat’s last hurrah before a cooler pattern develops for the area. Expect high temperatures in the mid-80’s and a return of the humidity from the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Mayor’s budget message: Phew: Mayor Richard Howard presented his proposed fiscal 2012 budget, and the numbers add up to a level-funded budget with no layoffs expected. That’s a far better budget than the mayor expected last fall, when he told the council to brace for an $8 million shortfall. The difference? Changes to the city’s health care plan and better than expected state receipts. Howard said there wasn’t a need for a Proposition 2 ½ override for …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
DA, mayor outlined options to confront city's challenges.
Problems with drugs and violence, especially near Malden's two Orange Line MBTA station, have city and state officials discussing ways of confronting the issues. Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard Leone and Mayor Richard Howard presented their ideas to the City Council on Tuesday night. "We have seen some serious, violent incidents in this area," Leone said. "[This kind of activity] is not unique for the profile of this city." Leone said he is an advocate for increasing street intelligence and interrogation in "hot spots" for crime. He said that enforcing curfews in Lowell has helped to curtail violence and illicit activity, and said similar actions could work in Malden. He said that field interrogation and observation programs …