The Newton City Council voted against the proposed fiscal year 2023 operating budget at a meeting on Thursday due to its disagreement with the amount allocated to the Newton Public Schools, though the budget will automatically go into effect regardless.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said that there is a long way to go before Newton reaches fair and equitable housing.
Newton Comptroller Stephen Curley explained in further detail the fiscal year 2023 budget to the City Council on Wednesday.
An architect detailed building plans for a new Newton senior center after a vote last month ruled to not landmark the current facility.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller presented the proposal of Newton’s fiscal year 2023 budget—which expands the city’s spending on schools and municipality departments—to the Newton City Council on Tuesday.
“I had no phone. I had no way to call 911. I didn’t know if it was gone,” one resident said. “I ran back into the shed. I could not tell where the shots were coming from.”
Newton Public Schools (NPS) Superintendent David Fleishman announced on April 7 that he will step down from his position at the end of the school year.
The Newton School Committee approved Newton Public Schools’ (NPS) fiscal year 2023 budget by a margin of 8–1.
“On the one hand, we are so aware of the needs of our students and the desire to support them robustly with as many teachers and support as possible,” Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said. “On the other hand, using one-time money for ongoing costs creates a real problem for the following year.”
The Newton Public Facilities Committee met on Wednesday where they approved a $16.55 million allocation to the water meters project.