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Monday, June 18, 2012        410-396-4804 (office)
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Council to Vote on President Young’s Alternative Budget Proposal
Young’s Plan for a Better Baltimore budget proposal uses cuts to pay for $17.1 million in increased services


WHAT:
The City Council will hold a vote this morning on a package of amendments offered by City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young that would strengthen communities by increasing funding for essential services.

Recently, Council President Young outlined an ambitious plan to fund $17.1 million in new spending on essential services by modifying the city’s $2.8 billion preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013.

Council President Young’s Plan for a Better Baltimore would strengthen communities by increasing funding for essential services:

  • Restore funding to keep city recreation centers open
  • Double funding for youth summer jobs
  • Double funding for afterschool programs
  • Restore funding for Experience Corps program
  • Restore funding to prevent closure of  fire companies
  • Phase in increased costs of employee contributions to healthcare plan

Council President Young has identified the following spending reductions and increased revenue to help pay for his plan:

  • Select reductions to various agency budgets
  • Eliminate 57 funded vacant positions
  • Transfer surplus funds from the employee Health Insurance Reserve Fund
  • Adjust revenue projections from speed cameras

WHEN: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Council Chambers

Click here for full details on Council President Young’s Plan for a Better Baltimore proposal.



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